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Hormone therapy for menopause increases breast cancer risk

Sep 02, 2019 15:19 IST

A new alarming study, published in the renowned Lancet journal, indicates that the risk of breast cancer from using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is double of what was previously thought. HRT is a form of hormone therapy used to treat symptoms associated with menopause. The study finds that the longer women take it, the greater is their their risk. It also says that the risk does not go away as soon as women stop taking it, as had been previously assumed.