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CORRESPONDENCE Re: Breast Cancer Risk in Relation to the Interval Between Menopause and Starting Hormone Therapy



In a recent issue of the Journal, Beral et al. (1) reported on the Million Women Study (MWS) and confirmed that use of hor-monal therapy either before or after meno-pause is not safe in terms of breast cancer risk. The false idea that hormonal therapy use before or after menopause is not asso-ciated with increased breast cancer risk has distracted from the increases in breast can-cer risk and cancer-related mortality already described in the MWS and Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trial (2,3). It is illogical to assume that taking hormones at any partic-ular age is without risk because use of contra-ceptive estrogen–progestin increases the ris

Year: 2016
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