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Combined HRT and Breast Cancer

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Combined HRT and Breast CancerWill taking combined hormone replacement therapy increase my risk of breast cancer?


Recent studies (2002) from the Women's Health Initiative and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) have found the taking combined (estrogen + progestin) hormone replacement therapy does increase your risk of breast cancer.

Based on data from over 16,000 women, the JAMA study found that women on combined hormone replacement therapy had a 25% higher risk of invasive breast cancer, were 78% more likely to have advanced cancers, and faced double the risk of dying compared to those on the placebo.

That said, the absolute risk is still quite low. For instance, only 2.6 deaths were calculated per 10,000 women on the hormones, per year.

As you consider hormone replacement options following your hysterectomy, be sure to carefully weigh the benefits and risks of each kind. Do your research so you are informed when you go to discuss these options with your doctor.



This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other hysterectomy patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

04-12-2003 - 04:15 PM


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