Accession Number : ADA322193

Title :   Managing Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 23 Sep 95-22 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES

Personal Author(s) : Ganz, Patricia A.

PDF Url : ADA322193

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Symptoms of estrogen deprivation commonly occur in breast cancer survivors as a result of natural menopause, or menopause that is precipitated prematurely by chemotherapy or anti-estrogen therapy with tamoxifen. In this research program we are evaluating the role of a comprehensive menopausal assessment (CMA) and intervention program for management of menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors. During the past funding year we have recruited and trained our research staff, developed the intervention and outcome assessment procedures, and pilot-tested the intervention in 9 subjects. We are about to initiate the randomized trial in which we will assign symptomatic postmenopausal breast cancer survivors to an experimental or usual-care group.

Descriptors :   *MENSTRUATION, *ESTROUS CYCLE, *BREAST CANCER, SURVIVABILITY, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, QUALITY CONTROL, INTERVENTION, CHEMOTHERAPY, DEPRIVATION, ESTROGENS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE