Chemotherapy Can Cause Early Menopause. Here’s What You Should Know.


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Chemotherapy can cause a slew of harsh side effects that go beyond hair loss. But some people with cancer don’t know about these lesser-known effects until they’re in the thick of them.

For women and people with a uterus, chemo can trigger menopause.

On average, women hit menopause naturally at about age 51, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). It happens when the ovaries stop releasing eggs, or ovulating, and a woman hasn’t had her period for 12 consecutive months.

When it happens naturally, menopause is permanent. But that isn’t always the case when menopause is induced by cancer treatments — called artificial menopause, medical menopause, or chemotherapy-related amenorrhoea (CRA). Whether the transition is permanent depends on a lot of factors, such as a person’s age, which is also true outside of cancer treatment.

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