Breast cancer risk declines in older women who take estrogen-only HRT

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Breast cancer risk may decline in postmenopausal women who take estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy,” according to research published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

This is in contrast to previous studies, which had “suggested that both of the major forms of hormone therapy – estrogen-only for women who have had hysterectomies and an estrogen-progestin combination for women with uteruses – raised breast cancer risk.”

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