HRT treatment for menopause increases risk of breast cancer by a THIRD, experts warn – The Sun - breast cancer and hrt

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Breast cancer risk increases the most during the first 2 to 3 years of taking combination HRT. Higher-dose combination HRT increases breast cancer risk more than lower-dose combination HRT. Breast cancer risk goes back down to average about 2 years after you stop taking combination HRT.

Aug 29, 2019 · HRT has long been linked to breast cancer, and to a lesser extent to ovarian cancer as well. But the issue has been fraught with controversy, pitching supporters of HRT – including many Author: Sarah Boseley.

While HRT increases breast cancer risk during the years you take it, it also helps to relieve many women’s menopausal symptoms. It can also reduce a woman’s risk of developing osteoporosis (weak bones) in the short term and improve muscle strength.

Aug 29, 2019 · In regards to the use of HRT article, there is no mention of the risk for development of breast cancer for women who use a bio identical patches. Was there a breakdown of the types of HRT Author: Megan Thielking.