Survivorship Center: Premature Menopause

Treatments for cancer may cause certain women to develop menopause at an early age (younger than 40 years). This means you will no longer have monthly periods or be able to get pregnant naturally. Menopause is associated with a number of symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, and vaginal dryness, and increases your chance of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis (thinning of the bones).

The resources below can provide you with additional information on premature menopause.

Memorial Sloan Kettering resources

External resources