Thursday, March 30, 2006

Hormone Replacement Therapy Does Not Affect Breast Cancer Hormone Receptor Status

DGDispatch, March 28, 2006
Although the role of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in breast cancer risk has been hotly debated, breast cancer hormone receptor status appears not to be affected by type or duration of exogenous hormone use, according to research presented here at the annual meeting of the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)..."In this large HMO population of breast cancer patients -- prior use of HRT independent of dose and duration -- did not appear to affect type of cancer developed, alone or in combination," said lead author Anjali Kumar, MD. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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