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Dec 16, 2019

Breast Cancer and Hormones

  • New research in the Lancet show a stronger connection between Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) and Breast Cancer.
  • The risks go up starting the first day of going on MHT. Expert recommends a limit of only 1-2 years on MHT and then don’t just stop them, gradually lower the dosage
  • Women should try non-hormone strategies first before going on MHT. Vaginal estrogen is not an issue so can be used for longer periods of time.
  • Also, information included about giving all women with breast cancer genetic testing. Currently only those with a family history get it done.
  • It’s expected that it could save money in the long run by being able to provide better health care to those women.

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