This is in response to a question from \"I\". Because my cancer was adenocarcinoma which is related to glands (this type is usually in the ovaries) and because I was 54 years old at the time, my oncologist removed my ovaries. I\^m really glad he did. That\^s just one less concern because I KNOW it won\^t show up there some day! Luckily, I didn\^t experience the terrible hot flashes and mood swings. I attribute that to some natural vitamins by Shaklee called Menopause Balance. I took them before and after my surgery. These vitamins contain black cohosh, dong quay, licorice, etc. I hope this helps. Best wishes, I!!