Hot flashes: A long-term treatment side effect
By Sheryl M. Ness
A few of you have mentioned that you’re dealing with the side effect of hot flashes. As a cancer survivor you may be experiencing hot flashes because of surgical removal of ovaries or because of hormone suppressive therapy to decrease the levels of estrogen in the body. This problem is not just experienced by breast and ovarian cancer survivors, but it’s also a problem for men taking hormone-blocking therapy as a treatment for prostate cancer.