Hormone replacement and cancer.

  title={Hormone replacement and cancer.},
  author={Elizabeth Barrett-Connor},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  volume={48 2},
The increasing extended use of noncontraceptive oestrogen by postmenopausal women, intended to prevent other conditions, may at the same time increase their risk of reproductive cancer. The risk of endometrial cancer triples after only a few years of unopposed oestrogen, persists for many years after oestrogen has been discontinued, and appears to be preventable by the addition of a progestin. The effect of replacement hormones on the risk of breast or ovarian cancer is unknown. Most studies… CONTINUE READING