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.

Click here for some practical ideas to help keep hot flashes under control by keeping your body and your environment cool.