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Latest evidence, research and guidance on HRT, breast cancer, screening and decision-making

In this section we've pulled together some of the latest research and evidence available on women's health - in particular on hormones, perimenopause, menopause, HRT and Breast Cancer. 

Our goal is that you can use these resources to boost your own knowledge and delve deeper into the facts to help you make the right choices and decisions for your own health.

Latest research on menopause

To read more about the latest research and evidence on perimenopause and menopause please head over to our ‘Further Reading and Resources Page’.

The benefits, risks and truth about HRT and Breast Cancer 

We have interviewed two of the world's leading experts on Breast Cancer, HRT and Menopause to reassure and support women in their decision making processes.

Dr Avrum Bluming on HRT benefits and risk

Doctor Avrum Bluming, a Medical Oncologist, haematologist, Master of the American College of Physicians, Emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California and a former senior investigator for the National Cancer Institute.

He is also one of the authors of the best selling book, ‘Oestrogen Matters’ 

Explore Dr Bluming's research in this article: HRT benefits & risks with Dr Avrum Bluming

Professor Michael Baum on Breast cancer, HRT

Professor Michael Baum, Professor Emeritus of Surgery and visiting Professor of Medical Humanities, University College London (UCL) - A British surgical oncologist who specialises in breast cancer treatment.

He is also known for his contributions to the evaluation and support of patient quality of life & has been Professor of Surgery in Kings College London & the Royal Marsden Hospital.

In 2007, he received the St Gallen lifetime achievement award for the treatment of breast cancer. He is also the author of ‘The history and mystery of Breast Cancer’, ‘Breast Cancer - a guide for every woman’, ‘Breast Beating’ & ‘Breast Cancer - The Facts’.

Here are some of the articles that Professor Baum has written for The Latte Lounge:

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