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Breast Cancer Incidence in Women Exposed to Estrogen and Estrogen-Progestin Replacement Therapy

  • Ingemar Persson
Conference paper

Abstract

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is widely used, mainly to relief vasomotor symptoms, but also for long-term protection against osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. However, the alleged relationship between HRT and increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer is of major concern. Since breast cancer is a frequent and serious disease, an association between HRT and an enhanced risk of breast cancer could cause a substantial number of new cases of or deaths from breast cancer. The aim of this presentation is to summarize briefly the available literature.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Relative Risk Breast Cancer Risk Hormone Replacement Therapy Estrogen Replacement Therapy 
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