Can early menopause be prevented?

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Early menopause cannot necessarily be prevented, although you can reduce your risk by avoiding tobacco. While certain cancer treatments may lead to the development of early menopause, the benefits of life saving treatment can outweigh the costs. If you do need to undergo chemotherapy or radiation for cancer, you should speak to your doctor about potential effects on your fertility.

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