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Management of menopausal symptoms in women with a history of breast cancer – clinical practice guideline

External Review

Information for reviewers

Cancer Australia is undertaking an external review of the draft Cancer Australia clinical practice guidelines Management of menopausal symptoms in women with a history of breast cancer.

The aim of the external review is to seek feedback from health professionals and other members of the public to ensure the clinical practice guideline recommendations are evidence-based, clear, achieve their purpose, and encompass all relevant areas.

How was the guideline developed?

The management of menopausal symptoms in women with a history of breast cancer guideline is based on two Cancer Australia systematic evidence reviews.1 2 The evidence reviews looked at the effect of different interventions on menopausal symptoms in a breast cancer population and a general menopausal population:

  • Vasomotor symptoms
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Vulvovaginal symptoms
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Mood and emotional wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Global quality of life
  • Breast cancer recurrence (in the breast cancer population)

A multidisciplinary working group, including clinicians and consumer representatives, developed the guideline recommendations based on the results of the above evidence reviews. During the development process, the guideline has undergone revisions based on working group and Cancer Australia feedback.

Relevant documents

When reviewing the guideline please refer to the following documents:

What is involved in reviewing the guideline?

As an external reviewer, your comments will help us ensure that the guideline is clear, achieves its purpose, and covers all relevant topic areas.

If you would like to provide Cancer Australia with feedback, please respond before COB Friday 24 June 2016 by:

Acknowledgment

It is not the policy of the Cancer Australia to individually acknowledge each reviewer. A general acknowledgment to all those who gave their time to review the guide will be included in the acknowledgements section of the guideline.

Contact

For any enquiries about the process or further information about the guideline, please contact:

Dr Briony Jack

Phone: (02) 9357 9415 

Fax: (02) 9357 9477

Email: briony.jack@canceraustralia.gov.au

We look forward to receiving your comments.