artificial menopause


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artificial menopause

Menopause following oophorectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries), radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.
See also: menopause
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Spaying a female dog before her first heat cycle will reduce her risk of developing breast tumors; similarly, women who have had an early or artificial menopause have a lower risk for developing breast cancer.
In 2010 radiation was given for 10 days in a dose of 1 dose/day to create artificial menopause. Radiation stopped in view of radiation induced malignancy risk.
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