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Hormone therapy for menopause symptoms increases ovarian cancer risk. Should you worry?

I’ve received questions from women who are taking hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms who are wondering about a flurry of news reports this last week like this one from Bloomberg News: “Women who had hormone therapy for menopause symptoms were more … Continue reading

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The IUD is much more likely to have an abortifacient effect than to prevent cancer

A news story out today contends that when a woman uses an Intrauterine Device (IUD) for birth control this “is associated with a 40% reduction in the risk of endometrial cancer.” Yet, do not be deceived by this alluring headline. … Continue reading

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