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Managing the vaginal and urinary symptoms of menopause in breast cancer survivors

Chemotherapy and hormonal therapy can reduce estrogen levels, which often results in early menopause in breast cancer patients. As a result, this population is at special risk of developing the vaginal and urinary symptoms associated with menopause. Unfortunately, treating these symptoms in breast cancer patients poses unique challenges. Estrogen helps regulate…

Patient Guide: Exercise for breast cancer rehabilitation

Appropriate exercise can reduce the side effects of breast cancer therapy while improving long-term survival. Current medical opinion unanimously supports the use of exercise in breast cancer prevention (see post: “Exercise for breast cancer prevention“) and in breast cancer rehabilitation (see post: “Exercise for breast cancer rehabilitation“).  Indeed, the available…

Exercise for breast cancer rehabilitation

Exercise not only relieves the side effects of breast cancer, but can also significantly improve long-term survival. It is well known that exercise can help prevent cancer (see blog post “Exercise for breast cancer prevention”), but its powerful effects on cancer recovery remain mostly unappreciated.  Just a couple decades ago…