Life After Treatment: Quality-of-Life Concerns in Patients Treated for Cancer

Author: Mindy E. Goldman MD1
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  • 1 Presented by Mindy E. Goldman, MD, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco, and Breast Oncology Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, California.

Traditionally, the physical, psychological, and psychosocial long-term needs of cancer survivors have received little attention compared with screening for cancer recurrence and secondary cancers. The NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Survivorship offer recommendations for various survivorship concerns, and those for improving menopausal symptoms were presented at the NCCN 22nd Annual Conference. Key considerations in managing menopausal symptoms in cancer survivors were reviewed, with chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea, fertility concerns, and both hormonal and nonhormonal therapeutic options featured.

Correspondence: Mindy E. Goldman, MD, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, 2356 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. E-mail: mindy.goldman@ucsf.edu
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