Hormone Therapy may pose higher Breast Cancer Risk in some Women

The increase in risk varies depending on a woman’s race, body mass index and breast density

Hormone Therapy May Pose Higher Cancer Risk in Some Women
Hormone Therapy may pose higher Breast Cancer Risk in some Women

Taking hormones to treat the symptoms of menopause is thought to increase women’s risk of breast cancer, but this risk doesn’t rise equally in all women, a new study finds.

The researchers looked at nearly 1.65 million postmenopausal women ages 45 and older, and found that leaner women, as well as women with denser breasts, were more likely to see the detrimental effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on their breast cancer risk.

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by Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience, 03 Sept 2013.

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