A number of treatments for breast cancer can cause menopause.
These effects can be temporary or permanent.Symptoms of menopause include:
- hot flushes
- sleep disturbance
- vaginal dryness and/or discharge
- a decrease in libido or sex drive
- no menstrual periods, or irregular menstrual periods.
Women who have reached menopause are also at risk of developing osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the thinning of the bones that can lead to bone pain and fractures.