by Dr. Chelsea Mooser
- USA -
As a breast cancer researcher, I tend to be the go-to gal on all topics science. A few weeks ago a woman asked me if, considering the risks and the benefits, I would go on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause. I hadn’t given the topic much thought. I knew from conversations with women who had gone through menopause that estrogen was remarkable in relieving the hot flashes, cognitive impairment, sagging skin, and mood swings associated with “The Change.” On the other hand, as a breast cancer researcher, I also knew about the health risks. But like any typical pre-menopausal woman I hadn’t really thought about it that much.