Many women dread menopause. Maybe you’ve been told horror stories about hot flashes, night sweats, migraines and loss of libido. Your mother or sister or friends have warned you that it might go on for years and years. Menopause starts to sound awful, so you begin to consider hormone replacement therapy (HRT). But then you read that HRT will give you cancer, or that you’ll be given artificial hormones instead of natural ones. What should you do? Of course, the decision is yours, but here are some facts to help you make up your mind.