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Feb 27, 2006

HRT Use And Risk Of Breast Cancer

HRT Use And Risk Of Breast Cancer
If you're taking postmenopausal hormone therapy this is the time to stop it. A new research has found that postmenopausal hormone therapy with estrogen or estrogen-progestin combination is associated with an increase in breast cancer risk across all ethnic groups.

The link between postmenopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer has been established in previous studies, but it is unclear whether this association varies by specific prognostic factors and ethnicity.

The current research is consistent with previous studies showing an association between hormone therapy use and breast cancer. This risk is higher with estrogen-progestin combination therapy.

Dr. Malcolm Pike from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and colleagues write in the International Journal of Cancer about these new research findings. Moreover, "our study provides some of the first results comparing breast cancer risk among different ethnic groups in relation to hormone therapy use. The results suggest that risk among women of other races is similar to the risk previously reported among Whites," they note.

These new conclusions are based on data from the Multiethnic Cohort Study of more than 55,000 women. Current use of estrogen-progestin increases the risk of breast cancer by about 29 percent per 5 years of use. Current use of estrogen was associated with a 10 percent increased risk of breast cancer per 5 years of use.


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Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Until recently breast cancer topped the list of leading causes of cancer deaths in women, but lately lung cancer has claimed the top position. If skin cancer is excluded, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among American women

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