Long-Term Use of Estrogen Hormone Therapy Linked to Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

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In a landmark study, researchers have linked the long-term use of estrogen plus progesterone and estrogen-only hormone therapy with a higher risk for developing breast cancer.

"It's already been confirmed that patients shouldn't be undergoing estrogen plus progesterone hormone therapy (HT) for the long term," said Wendy Y. Chen, M.D., M.P.H., associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and assistant professor in medicine at the Breast Cancer Oncology Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass. "What we found is that people should also be careful about longer-term use of estrogen-alone HT."

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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) (2012, April 1). Long-term use of estrogen hormone therapy linked to higher risk for breast cancer. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 2, 2012, from http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2012/04/120401134933.htm
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