Why BBC Radio 4 star, Kirsty Lang, is going back on HRT despite having had breast cancer
Published: 4th April 2019
Kirsty Lang, famed presenter at BBC's Radio 4, recently visited Dr Louise Newson at Newson Health Menopause & Wellbeing Centre and made the decision to return to HRT despite having suffered breast cancer at the age of 53.
In an in-depth interview, Ms Lang explains how she saw her "libido disappear after being thrown back into 'an unbearable menopause nightmare' during her breast cancer treatment" and how quality of life was a highly important factor in her decision.
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.