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Hot Flashes: Common Side Effect

Suzanne M. Mahon
Ellen Carr
CJON 2021, 25(6), 28 DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.S2.28

Hot flashes are a sensation of heat that can be accompanied by facial flushing, perspiration, chills, heart palpitations, night sweats, and anxiety. Hot flashes occur in 51%–82% or women treated for breast cancer and 80% of men treated for prostate cancer with surgical or chemical castration.

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