What can you do to manage hot flashes?

Hot flashes (also called hot flushes) are frequently reported by men to be one of the most bothersome side effects of ADT. A hot flash may be experienced as a perceived wave of heat radiating through the face, head, and upper body (though it is not associated with a substantial increase in body temperature). Severe hot flashes can feel uncomfortably warm, may be accompanied by sweating, and can last up to 3 minutes. Importantly, there are options available to help men alleviate or manage their experience with hot flashes while on ADT.

A team from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, led by professor Mark Frydenberg, recently released a helpful and comprehensive guide for hot flash management. To download a PDF copy of the guide, please click the link below.

Management of hot flashes in advanced prostate cancer. Professor Mark Frydenberg AM, Monash University.