Nonhormonal management of hot flashes for women on risk reduction therapy.

  title={Nonhormonal management of hot flashes for women on risk reduction therapy.},
  author={Kostandinos Sideras and Charles L Loprinzi},
  journal={Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN},
  volume={8 10},
Hot flashes are very common in women in menopause and can have a detrimental effect on quality of life. Women on risk reduction therapy are particularly prone because treatments, such as tamoxifen, raloxifene, or oophorectomy, have the potential to exacerbate these symptoms. Hormonal treatments, despite the fact that they represent the most effective therapies, are not used for the treatment of hot flashes in these women because of concerns that they may increase the risk for breast cancer. As… CONTINUE READING
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