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Study Suggests Testosterone May Help Ease Menopausal Symptoms Without Increasing Breast Cancer Risk

Early results from a study suggest that testosterone implanted under the skin as a pellet helps ease menopausal symptoms without increasing breast cancer risk.

Sep 28, 2013 | Menopausal Symptoms and Diagnosis
 
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Paxil May Ease Hot Flashes

Two studies suggest that a low dose of the antidepressant medicine Paxil can lower the number and severity of hot flashes in some women.

 
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Lexapro May Ease Hot Flashes

Research suggests that Lexapro, an antidepressant medicine, can lower the number and severity of hot flashes in some menopausal women.

 
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Results Saying Hormone Replacement Therapy OK to Use Don't Agree With Results From Women's Health Initiative

A new analysis disagrees with earlier conclusions about HRT and increased breast cancer risk; Breastcancer.org supports the earlier conclusions that point to an association between HRT and increased risk and urges women to approach HRT use with caution and thoroughly discuss the pros and cons with their doctors before making a decision.

 
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Antidepressant May Help Ease Hot Flashes

New research suggests that the antidepressant medicine Celexa (chemical name: citalopram) can lower the number and severity of hot flashes in post-menopausal women.

 
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Review Offers Recommendations for Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Women Who've Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Researchers have developed recommendations on managing menopausal symptoms for women who've been diagnosed with breast cancer.

 
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Hormone Replacement Therapy: Type and Time Used Linked to Increase in Risk

New research confirms that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer.

 
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HRT Doesn’t Seem To Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence in Certain Women

Overall, neither systemic nor vaginal hormone replacement therapy (HRT) seemed to increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence (the cancer coming back) in women diagnosed with early-stage, estrogen receptor-positive disease. Still, using vaginal HRT slightly increased recurrence risk in women who received an aromatase inhibitor.

 
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FDA Warning: Reclast May Cause Severe Kidney Problems

On Sept. 1, 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned doctors and patients that Reclast may cause severe kidney problems.

 
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Waiting 5 Years to Start Hormone Replacement Therapy Offers Less Risk

New research suggests that breast cancer risk is higher in women who use HRT during the first 5 years after menopause starts compared to women who wait more than 5 years to start HRT.

 
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Hormone Replacement Therapy Increases Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of breast cancer recurrence (the cancer coming back), so women with a history of the disease should not take HRT.

 
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Electroacupuncture Helps Ease Hot Flashes So Women Sleep Better

The results of a small study suggest that electroacupuncture can help ease hot flashes as much or more than gabapentin, improving women's sleep quality.

 
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Breast Cancer After Combination Hormone Replacement Therapy Use Less Aggressive

Breast cancer diagnosed after combination HRT tends to have a better prognosis than cancer diagnosed after estrogen-only HRT.

 
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Certain Risk Factors Affect Different Types of Breast Cancer in Different Ways

A new study found that certain risk factors for breast cancer affect the risk of specific types of breast cancer in different ways.

 
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Doctors Favor Gradually Stopping Hormone Replacement Therapy

Most family medicine, internal medicine, and obstetrician-gynecologist (ob/gyn) doctors recommend gradually stopping HRT over time instead of suddenly stopping it.

 
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Drop in Breast Cancer Diagnoses Comes With Drop in Hormone Replacement Therapy Use

Another study links hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and increased breast cancer risk.

 
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Online Therapy Helps Ease Effects of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment

A specific type of online therapy, called internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy, can help reduce the toll of hot flashes, night sweats, and other menopausal symptoms caused by breast cancer treatments.

 
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Certain Antidepressants Taken for Hot Flashes Linked to Higher Risk of Breaking a Bone

SSRIs are linked to a higher fracture risk, but the actual number of women who broke a bone is low.

Jun 29, 2015 | Menopausal Symptoms
 
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Acupuncture Helps Ease Hot Flashes

Twelve weeks of acupuncture seems to offer the same relief from hot flashes as 12 weeks of Effexor (chemical name: venlafaxine), an antidepressant.

 
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Flaxseed Doesn't Seem to Ease Hot Flashes

Research shows that flaxseed doesn't ease hot flashes.

 
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Study Reinforces Link Between Breast Cancer Risk and Hormone Replacement Therapy

A new analysis of Women's Health Initiative data shows that women who use combination HRT are nearly twice as likely to die from breast cancer compared to women who don't use HRT.

 
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Tai Chi Helps Ease Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

Tai chi eases insomnia in breast cancer survivors just as well as cognitive behavioral therapy.

 
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Soy Supplement Doesn't Ease Hot Flashes or Prevent Bone Loss

Menopausal women who took isoflavone tablets every day for 2 years didn't get any relief from hot flashes; the isoflavone tablets also didn't prevent bone loss.

 
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Study Looks at Black Cohosh and Risk

A new study suggests that black cohosh may possibly reduce breast cancer risk.

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