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.
Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was founded by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson, and officially opened in September 2018 by Liz Earle MBE. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, as well as running educational events for primary care clinicians.
Dr Newson is also the founder of the Menopause Doctor website, a free resource since 2017, providing the latest unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women as well as the most recent national and international menopause articles and guidelines for healthcare professionals. The website has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library aimed at patients and healthcare professionals wishing to learn more about the menopause.
Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Dr Newson, from which all profits gained from the organisation's activities, such as event sponsorship, delegate fees and speaker's fees, are invested back into the business.