Managing hot flashes in cancer

hot flashes and cancerHot flashes are annoying and bothersome. They interrupt activities of daily living, and depending on their severity and frequency, can greatly impact a person’s quality of life. In cancer patients, they can affect both men and women undergoing cancer treatment.

Hot flashes are described as an intense heat sensation that involves flushing and sweating of the face and trunk. They can affect 34% – 80% of breast and prostate cancer patients. Continue reading

Staying cool despite hot flashes

ThriveHotflashBoth men and women may experience hot flashes and sweating from their cancer or cancer treatment. In people with cancer, hot flashes are most commonly associated with lower hormone levels from breast cancer or prostate cancer treatment. Other types of cancer that might also lead to hot flashes include carcinoid tumors, medullary thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer and renal cell cancer. Here are some tips for staying cool despite hot flashes.

Some medications may be useful in controlling hot flashes. These include certain antidepressants, anticonvulsants, Continue reading

Managing Menopause

Taking charge of your health

Have you been experiencing hot flashes? Are you having difficulty sleeping? Has your desire for sex been decreasing? You are not alone! There are millions of other women going through menopause who might be experiencing similar symptoms. Menopause can cause a lot of changes in your body, cause you to experience a variety of undesirable symptoms and can put you at risk for many diseases. The good news is that you can take charge of your health and learn how to enjoy this new phase of your life! Continue reading