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  • Treatment Locations

    Rhode Island Hospital  

    APC Building  

    Providence, RI 02903

    866-401-0002  

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    The Miriam Hospital  

    164 Summit Avenue  

    Providence, RI 02906

    866-401-0002  

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    Newport Hospital  

    11 Friendship St  

    Newport, RI 02840

    401-845-1646

  • Chemotherapy and Menopause

  • Menopause is a natural life stage for a woman that begins with the final menstrual cycle, when the ovaries stop producing eggs. Chemotherapy can cause irregular or missed menstrual periods or may damage the ovaries, resulting in menopausal symptoms or menopause. Chemotherapy can trigger menopause at any time, including after your treatment has ended.

    There's no way to determine exactly how and when chemotherapy and other cancer treatments will affect your menstrual cycle; however, menopause rarely occurs as a sudden response.