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Hormone replacement therapy and false positive recall in the Million Women Study: patterns of use, hormonal constituents and consistency of effect

Banks, Emily; Reeves, Gillian K; Beral, Valerie; Bull, Diana; Crossley, Barbara; Simmonds, Moya; Hilton, Elizabeth; Bailey, Stephen; Barrett, Nigel; Briers, Peter; English, Ruth; Jackson, Alan; Kutt, Elizabeth; Lavelle, Janet; Rockall, Linda; Wallis, Matthew G; Wilson, Mary; Patnick, Julietta


Introduction: Current and recent users of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have an increased risk of being recalled to assessment at mammography without breast cancer being diagnosed ('false positive recall'), but there is limited information on the effects of different patterns of HRT use on this. The aim of this study is to investigate in detail the relationship between patterns of use of HRT and false positive recall. Methods: A total of 87,967 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 64 years...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Breast Cancer Research
DOI: 10.1186/bcr1364
Access Rights: Open Access


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