Hot Flashes for Men

Hot flashes are more than a nuisance or a cause for joking about “hot women.” They’re real and not especially funny — and they can happen to men, too, as I describe in this article for NextAvenue, the PBS website for older Americans.

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3 thoughts on “Hot Flashes for Men”

  1. David, I took the surgical solution six and a half years ago and am glad I did. I was unaware of the hot flash factor associated with the other treatments. Thanks for sharing your insights — and stay healthy!

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  2. Dear David— I am so sorry to hear that you had to go through this. My husband Henry was operated on in 2014 (his Gleason score did not leave him the option of radiation and medication) and I want you to know that he has done very well since. Like you and Champa, we are so grateful to have had terrific care —- in our case at Mass General. He is a carrier of the BRCA1 mutation and had already been treated for stage 2 breast cancer in 2007. Your piece reminds me of an oped that he did for our local newspaper at the time of that initial diagnosis called “Breast cancer – not for women only!”

    I hope you continue to feel better every week as your body heals. Best wishes to both you and Champa.



    1. Thank you so much, Katie. It’s very good to hear from you. I didn’t know about Henry’s situation but am happy to hear he fully recovered. Best wishes to both of you!


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