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Non-Drug Treatments Help Alleviate Symptoms of Treatment-Induced Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients, Netherlands Cancer Institute (NCI) Study



3/23/2012 7:30:17 AM

Researchers from The Netherlands have found that the menopausal symptoms caused by giving chemotherapy or hormonal therapy to younger women with breast cancer can be ameliorated considerably through the use of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)[1] and physical exercise (PE). These interventions can be effective in dealing with such distressing symptoms as hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, weight gain, urinary incontinence and sexual problems, a researcher will tell the 8th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8) today (Thursday).

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