Hot Flashes or Power Surges? Menopausal Symptoms From Breast Cancer Treatments
Did you know some breast cancer treatments — including chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and surgery to remove the ovaries — can cause temporary or permanent menopause?
For many women, symptoms of menopause brought on by breast cancer treatments can be frustrating. Some women feel so much discomfort that they decide to change or stop certain treatments to find ease.
Join us on August 15 for a Twitter Chat focusing on the impact of menopausal symptoms caused by breast cancer treatments. Learn from a panel of experts and people like you about alternatives to stopping treatment and how to live more comfortably while coping with these side effects. Our panelists will share how menopausal symptoms affected their lives, as well as personal tips and strategies.
Participants can join in the discussion and learn about both medical and complementary therapies to help manage symptoms.
Use #LBBCChat to follow and join the chat.
Meet Our Panelists
Sandra D. Dayaratna, MD
Sandra D. Dayaratna, MD, is an OBGYN at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where she is the division director for general obstetrics and gynecology. She is also a clinical associate professor at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Read more...
Becky Lynn, MD
Becky Lynn, MD is the director of the Center for Sexual Health at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. As a specialist in sexual health and menopause, Dr. Lynn devotes much of her practice to taking care of people in treatment for cancer and those who have already completed cancer treatment. Read more...
Sharon Anderson is a wife and mother of two daughters. She was first diagnosed with stage IV, inflammatory breast cancer in May 2013. At the time, she had no idea that there could be a cancer with no signs, no symptoms and that could not be detected by a mammogram. Read more...
Em Bennett was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2016 and is currently living with no evidence of disease. She is the mother of two young children, one who gets credit for saving her life as she found the tumor while nursing. Read more...
Latoya Cauley is a mother, grandmother and advocate. Now that her breast cancer treatment is over, she continues, she says, to “fight against a disease that had waged an attack on my mind, body, and spirit.” Read more...
Nicole McLean is the founder and blogger of FabulousBoobies.com. The blog chronicles, she says, “her life as a survivor, and provides information regarding survivorship and newsworthy stories about breast cancer research.” Read more...
Keyla Reece was diagnosed with stage IV, metastatic breast cancer on June 6, 2017, at the age of 39. She is a certified medical assistant and has worked in OB/GYN, pain management, and many other specialties over the past 15 years. Read more...
Stacey Tinianov was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer 5 years ago, on May 30, 2013. Since Stacey’s diagnosis and treatment, she has become a community advocate passionate about creating environments that support individuals and their families as they deal with the emotional intricacies of cancer diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survivorship. Read more...