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Menopause and breast cancer risk

 

Last updated 7/18/2018 at 10:20am

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While menopause itself is not a risk for breast or other cancers, it's important to know that some symptom treatments and other factors can increase the risk for cancer among menopausal women.

TEMECULA – Menopause occurs when a woman's reproductive cycle is over and she can no longer produce offspring. For many women, menopause occurs around age 50.

While menopause itself is not a risk for breast or other cancers, it's important to know that some symptom treatments and other factors can increase the risk for cancer among menopausal women. The North American Menopause Society says that a woman going through perimenopause and menopause may experience various symptoms, which can range from hair loss to food cravings to hot flashes to vaginal dryness. The National Institutes of He...



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