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Hormone Replacement

Women facing hereditary cancer have special considerations associated with early onset menopause and symptom management.

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How Women Manage Menopause Symptoms After Risk-reducing Removal of Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes
Results from an ABOUT Network 2015 survey to better understand how women manage the symptoms of surgical menopause.

Decision Making on the Use of Hormones After Risk-reducing Removal of Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes
Results from an ABOUT Network 2015 survey to better understand how women make decisions about management of surgical menopause.

Long Term Consequences of Menopause: Heart, Bone, Memory
Videotape from 2014 Joining FORCEs Conference. Drs. C. Neill Epperson and Susan Domchek from University of Pennsylvania discuss long-term consequences of surgical menopause.

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Report from ASCO 2014 that showed that the majority of women who undergo risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy report quality of life issues.

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Videotape of 2014 Joining FORCEs Conference presentation by menopause expert Dr. Andrew Kaunitz.

Early Menopause and Hormones
Webcast from 2010 Joining FORCEs Conference of presentation by Dr. Carol Fabian on early menopause and the benefits and risks of hormone replacement

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Books

100 Questions & Answers About Life After Breast Cancer Sensuality, Sexuality, Intimacy
This book by Michael Krychman, Susan Kellogg, and Sandra Finestone answers the questions that women need to know about sexuality after breast cancer and treatment.

CHANGE YOUR MENOPAUSE! Why one size does not fit all
By author Dr. Wulf Utian, The book is an easy-to-read self-help guide for women undergoing menopause. Although not geared towards high-risk women undergoing surgical menopause, much of the information is still applicable.

Other Websites

North American Menopause Society
NAMS is a scientific organization devoted to promoting women's health and quality of life through an understanding of menopause.

Estring
ESTRING is a local estrogen therapy used after menopause to treat moderate-to-severe menopausal changes in and around the vagina.

Vagifem
VagifemĀ® (estradiol vaginal tablets) is used after menopause to treat menopausal changes in and around the vagina.

Estrace
ESTRACE vaginal cream is a prescription medicine used to treat moderate to severe dryness, itching, and burning in and around the vagina due to menopause.

Mirena IUD
Mirena is a progesterone-releasing system placed in your uterus.

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