EVEN MORE DATA HAS REVEALED THE DANGERS OF HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY, ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS
More data from the Nurses Health Study published recently confirms that hormone replacement therapy taken for symptoms of menopause increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Ben Park, a breast cancer expert at Johns Hopkins, comments.
PARK: The news here is not earthshattering because it’s really reaffirming what we suspected, had some preliminary data and some good data on, but this really I think in some ways closes the door on any doubt whether or not estrogen and/or progesterone as replacement therapies truly increase the risk for breast cancers, they clearly do, and the more you take and the earlier you take them the worse the outcomes or at least the worse the risk for developing subsequent breast cancers in the future. :28
This latest study demonstrates that there are certain periods in a woman’s lifetime when hormone replacement therapy is most risky, but Park says he’s convinced women shouldn’t take it at all. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.