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For immediate release-13 May 2005

Get in tune with your breasts

A woman’s breasts change throughout her life. As she approaches the menopause, her breasts may feel softer and more lumpy. Contrary to popular belief, most breast changes are not due to breast cancer, but it is important that a proper diagnosis of any changes is made – for early treatment and some peace of mind.

The Spring 2005 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter helps to allay women’s fears about breast cancer by looking at other more-common breast conditions. The Breast Care Team at the Harley Street Clinic in London covers breast changes associated with the menopause, including cysts and pain, the risk of breast cancer and breast awareness.

“Most women know that their risk of breast cancer increases after the menopause, and this causes them a lot of worry. Yet other non-cancerous breast problems are common too and these can usually be treated easily or managed with some simple self-help measures,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange.

The Menopause Exchange covers a wide range of subjects like menopausal symptoms, HRT and its alternatives, nutrition and lifestyle and medical conditions (e.g. osteoporosis). It is completely independent – it is not sponsored by any companies and is funded purely by subscriptions. Other articles in the Spring 2005 issue include prescription drug alternatives to HRT, anxiety at the menopause and fad diets of the stars. The Menopause Exchange has an Ask the Experts panel and fact sheets specifically for members.

For more information on The Menopause Exchange, write to The Menopause Exchange at PO Box 205, Bushey, Herts WD23 1ZS, call 020 8420 7245, fax 020 8954 2783 or send an e-mail to


1. The Menopause Exchange Newsletter was launched in June 1999.
2. The founder and director of The Menopause Exchange is Norma Goldman, a pharmacist with a Master’s degree in health promotion. She gives talks on the menopause at health clubs, organisations/workplaces, pharmacies and other venues. Her daughter, Victoria, the editor of the newsletter, is an experienced health journalist with a BSc. degree in Biomedical Science and a Master’s degree in Science Communication.
3. The aim of The Menopause Exchange is to raise the awareness of the menopause among women, healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses and pharmacists) and complementary practitioners.
4. Topics covered in previous issues of the newsletter include: HRT questions you forget to ask your doctor; HRT benefits and risks; sexuality after the menopause; complementary therapies at the menopause; heart disease; memory problems; anti-ageing beauty secrets; weight control; and phytoestrogens in your diet.
5. UK annual membership (4 issues of the newsletter and regular fact sheets) costs £18 for individuals; £22 for local organisations; £30 for companies/national organisations; corporate (over 10 copies) and overseas memberships are available on request.
6. All press enquiries to Norma Goldman on 020 8420 7245.

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