HRT use has been linked to breast cancer and heart disease, but new studies indicate that there could also be an additional risk for ovarian cancer at menopause.
Cervical cancer is largely a preventable disease, but younger women are being denied screening
With 5 years now being recommended as the maximum time on conventional HRT it is time to look at some of the reasons to go bioidentical that are backed up by research.
Both men and women are at risk when environmental and lifestyle factors expose them to excess oestrogen.
The effect of excess oestrogen on breast cancer risk is well known, but it is worse if combined with synthetic progestins/progestogens.