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"Is It Me Or Is It Hot In Here? A Plea For More Research Into Hot Flushes" Morgan & Fenlon 2013 Clinical Oncology.

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Hot Flushes Questionaire:

Health Care Professionals

Results available

Hot Flush Questionaire

The Working Party gauged current clinical practice for hot flushes in cancer with a short questionnaire (HF Survey). 

Survey of UK Breast Intergroup members on current treatment of hot flushes
HF Survey.pdf
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This was circulated to the UK Breast Intergroup mailing list (185 responses from about 800 breast cancer health professionals nurses, oncologists, surgeons etc)  

Short presentation of the HF Survey Results
HF Results.pdf
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Full survey results
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Briefly, a small number of people were prescribing HRT or Progesterone (Megestrol), more Clonidine and Gabapentine and many selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). In addition, available treatments (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological) varied across the UK. The results of theis questionaire are also described in the Clinical Oncology Editorial

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