Dr Sarah Ball talks HRT and Breast Cancer with Harley Street Emporium

Published: 29th June 2020

Dr Sarah Ball, a GP with special interest in the menopause here at Newson Health, recently joined Fiona from the Harley Street Emporium for a second Instagram Live session. This time, Fiona and Dr Ball spoke about breast cancer and HRT and why women should be given all the facts so they can make their own decisions about whether to take HRT or not. Dr Ball says that "breast cancer is probably the top concern that turns women off HRT and unfortunately the risks of breast cancer have been hugely exaggerated in the media, but also in the minds of women and even health care professionals, sadly."

In this article from The Harley Street Emporium, you can read the Q&A with Dr Ball where she dispels some of the common myths surrounding HRT and explains why it's so important that women are aware of all the options available so they can make an informed choice about their own menopause treatment, even after breast cancer.

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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, Warwickshire and Lymm, Cheshire.

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.