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An epidemiological overview of the relationship between hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer

Salagame, Usha; Banks, Emily; Canfell, Karen

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Large-scale randomized clinical trials and observational studies have consistently found that use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases the risk of breast cancer. More recently, ecological studies have shown correlations between dramatic reductions in use of HRT in many countries, and declines in the rates of breast cancer in older women. Meta-analyses of data from the trials and observational studies show that the increase in breast cancer risk is greater for combined...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69908
Source: Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism
DOI: 10.1586/eem.11.31

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