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Hormones linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Apr 06, 2011 10:41AM

Discontinuing hormone replacement therapy may reduce risk of breast cancer. In 2002, a major study by the Women’s Health Initiative was actually halted because Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) with combined estrogen-progestin did more harm and actually caused invasive breast cancer. Also in 2002, another study showed that long-term use of estrogen-replacement therapy can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. The good news is researchers at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center recently reported that breast cancer rates plummeted sharply between 2002 and 2003. They speculate that this decline may largely be due to the fact that millions of women discontinued using HRT after the findings from the 2002 studies were made public. Fortunately there are natural alternatives to HRT. In a recent study, 89-100% of the women who opted for alternative treatment of menopause symptoms reported relief of symptoms.

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