I am 50 years old and haven't had a menstral cycle in 14 months. I have been taking Gleevec for 8 months with a good response. I recently received the "monthly visitor." Is it possible that menopause was not permanent but caused by the cancer?
I have also been on Gleevec successfully and I am 55 years old. I was diagnosed with leukemia three years ago. I have not had any periods since. I believe the Gleevec sped up my menopause and caused my periods to abruptly stop. The menopause would have happened anyway at about this age, but just not as quickly as it did. It was just a sudden end, no spotting, no nothing. In your case it sounds like it is more fizzling out rather than chop/chop! Oh well, we must deal with whatever. You could ask your oncologist, but chances are they don't really know. Gleevec is still so new, it is unclear exactly what side-effects it has.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.