Updates

2 September 2019 - HRT & THE LINK WITH BREAST CANCER

We are aware of media coverage in relation to The Lancet report published last week on the link between HRT and breast cancer. The following is a statement from the British Menopause Society on this report:

"The overall findings from this study are in keeping with the NICE menopause guideline recommendations which show a small increase in risk of breast cancer with HRT. Women must be informed of the data on breast cancer risk with HRT to help them make an informed decision. This should also be considered in comparison to the risk of breast cancer with other lifestyle factors such as alcohol intake and obesity which have been shown to be associated with a higher risk compared to that with HRT. This should also be taken in the context of the overall benefits obtained from using HRT including symptom control and improving quality of life as well as considering the bone and cardiovascular benefits associated with HRT use."

Patients concerned about this topic are very welcome to book an appointment to discuss same with our GPs. Further information is available at: https://thebms.org.uk/2019/08/joint-rcog-bms-statement-in-response-to-the-lancet-study-on-hrt-use-and-breast-cancer-risk/

 

 

 

 

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