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Surgically Induced Menopause (Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy) and Premature Menopause

While it is true that perimenopause and menopause are completely natural, they can be annoying and disruptive parts of the normal life cycle. For some women, they come abnormally early (premature menopause), or as a result of surgical or medical interventions (hysterectomy or as a result of some cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy). In …

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Is There a Connection Between Your Age at Menopause and Later Depression?

A study reported in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that the older a women is when she reaches menopause, the lower the risk of depression later in life. Eleni Th Petridou, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and coauthors included 14 studies in a meta-analysis that represented nearly 68,000 women. The study …

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Cancer and Premature Menopause

A New Drug  May Help Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Avoid Premature Menopause And Preserve Their Ability To Have Children A study, presented at the annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, showed that women who received AstraZeneca PLC’s drug goserelin along with chemotherapy were 64 percent less likely to develop premature menopause than women who …

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