In light of the recent article about the increased risk of breast cancer with prolonged HRT use, please do realise the risk is small. Essentially the benefits and risks need always be assessed but generally HRT is regarded as only a very slight increase risk.
Please refer to the British Menopause Society, Tools for Clinicians
You can review the risks posed by obesity and alcohol. I am sure you can see that in general the small increase of risk is fine if you are checked regularly and feel better for it.
Miss Claire Mellon
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist