Written evidence submitted by Dr Heather Currie [MEW0090]


Supplementary evidence – Dr Heather Currie


This evidence supplements the oral evidence I gave on 17 November 2021.


Footnote 4: Regardless of the route of HRT, oestrogen only is believed to be associated with very little, or no, increased risk of breast cancer. Combined HRT is believed to be associated with a small increased risk of breast cancer which is duration dependent. The risk seems to vary depending on the type of progestogen combined with oestrogen. There does not appear to be an increased mortality from breast cancer in women taking HRT


February 2022