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HRT can raise cancer odds

By KJ Mullins     Apr 19, 2007 in Health
It's not a good day for hormone replacement therapy. New research has shown that the treatment may increase the likelyhood of deadly ovarian cancer.
The Lancet has revealed the findings of a British study that suggests HRT appears to increase the chances of developing ovarian cancer. This coupled with the findings by researchers at the University of Texas that breast cancer rates dropped with the reduction of HRT use. The American Cancer Society has been cautioning the use of the hormone replacements since 2005 when it showed that it put patients at risk of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer in women who have already gone through menopause.
The safest policy being recommended for women who choose to use the hormones is if you have to take it, take it only for a short period of time.
As women have declined taking the drugs, the rates of cancer has also declined. For once the doctors are telling us not to take a pill. Let's hope that women listen to the concerns and make an educated decision not to endanger themselves unnessisarily.
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