Cancer treatment-related hot flashes may also be referred to as hot flushes, vasomotor symptoms, night sweats, and menopausal symptoms. Hot flashes may be part of a symptom cluster that includes other side effects such as fatigue and sleep disturbance. Evidence-based interventions are available for patients, and healthcare providers should assess for the presence and severity of hot flashes in patients at risk.
Oncology Nursing Forum Guideline
The Oncology Nursing Society collaborated with a panel of oncology healthcare professionals through rigorous systematic review of randomized clinical trials designed to establish the evidence-based efficacy of interventions to manage hot flashes in women with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer.
The following resources are available regarding the ONS Guidelines™ for Treatment-Related Hot Flashes in Women with Breast Cancer and Men with Prostate Cancer: Oncology Nursing Forum Guideline; Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing summary article; Oncology Nursing Forum systematic review; and additional resources to support patient care.