Hot Flashes and Night Sweats (PDQ®)– Patient Variation

Key Points

  • Hot flashes and evening sweats might be unwanted effects of cancer tumors or its therapy.
  • Hot flashes and evening sweats affect quality of life in several clients with cancer tumors.

Hot flashes and sweats may be s >Sweating is the body’s way of lowering body temperature by causing heat loss through the skin night. A tumor, or cancer treatment in patients with cancer, sweating may be caused by fever.