Dr Louise Newson & Ovarian Cancer Action UK Launch Helpful New Booklet

Published: 21st September 2020

Dr Louise Newson has teamed up with UK charity, Ovarian Cancer Action, to create an informative new booklet all about HRT for those with high inherited risk of cancer.  Ovarian Cancer Action is a UK based charity that campaigns to increase awareness and improve understanding of ovarian cancer symptoms among the public as well as GPs and health professionals. 

This new booklet has been specifically produced for women who have a higher risk of gynaecological cancer compared to the general population. This is usually due to a significant family history of gynaecological cancer and/or a genetic test result showing they carry a fault in a gene that is known to increase their lifetime risk of certain cancers, such as BRCA1, BRCA2 or Lynch syndrome. Women in this situation are commonly advised to undergo risk-reducing surgery in order to minimise their chances of developing gynaecological cancer. This involves having their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, and women with Lynch syndrome also usually have their womb removed.

When you have surgery to remove your ovaries, you immediately go into a surgical menopause because your body no longer produces estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. This booklet offers helpful advice regarding HRT for women with BRCA1/2 or Lynch syndrome as well as HRT for women with a history of cancer. Dr Newson and the team at Ovarian Cancer Action have also covered important topics such as HRT dosage, when to start and stop taking HRT and the long-term health risks that can occur during the menopause.

Click here to read the booklet 

Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was launched in 2018 by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised and holistic treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, both via remote consultations and in-person at clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwickshire.

A passionate and tireless campaigner for better menopause care for all women, Dr Newson has also founded the Menopause Doctor website, The Menopause Charity, the balance app, Newson Health Research and Education and written a best-selling Haynes Manual on Menopause.

The Menopause Doctor website is a free resource providing a huge amount of unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women and healthcare professionals. The site has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library for menopause. Visit www.menopausedoctor.co.uk.

The Menopause Charity was founded in 2020, with trustees including sustainable health expert Professor Matthew Cripps and media ambassadors Davina McCall, Lorraine Kelly, Liz Earle and Meg Mathews. The charity has many exciting plans to help women and their families and colleagues with the challenges caused by the menopause, including an educational website, professionally staffed helpline and fundraising for research activities. Visit www.themenopausecharity.org.

‘balance’ is a free app that was developed to enable women to track their symptoms, access personalised expert content, share stories and lots more. Get the balance app at www.balance-app.com.

Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation from which all profits are invested back into the business. A Confidence in Menopause educational platform has been developed specifically for healthcare professionals and can be found at https://www.fourteenfish.com/menopause/subscribe

The Haynes Manual on Menopause is a definitive guide to help women, their partners and families cut through the plethora of misinformation and take a straightforward look at menopause. Find out more at www.newsonhealth.co.uk/resources/menopause-manual.