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Chemo induced menopause

nonichol's picture
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Joined: Jul 2010

I am just wondering if any of you were thrown into menopause from the chemo? I need to go see a Doc and see about some relief.
My irritability is bothering me the most (probably bothers others more). Of course, I have a host of other symptoms as well.
How have the rest of you dealt with this?

mp327's picture
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Joined: Jan 2010

My menopause was not caused by the chemo, but by the radiation. The very first treatment, as I understand it, takes the ovaries out of commission. I have not heard of the chemo causing menopause in anal cancer patients who get chemo/rad.

nonichol's picture
Posts: 134
Joined: Jul 2010

Well, I figured the radiation shriveled em up, but I thought the chemo helped kill em too. Anyway, I do not think I like this. Hard to be grateful, and hateful, but I manage to do both between mood swings.
Also, I do not know why this posted twice, whatever.

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