Hormone replacement therapy: pathobiological aspects of hormone-sensitive cancers in women relevant to epidemiological studies on HRT: a mini-review.

@article{Dietel2005HormoneRT,
  title={Hormone replacement therapy: pathobiological aspects of hormone-sensitive cancers in women relevant to epidemiological studies on HRT: a mini-review.},
  author={Manfred Dietel and Michael A. Lewis and Samuel Shapiro},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={
          2052-60
        }
}
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has gained widespread and in some areas indiscriminate use. In reference to recent epidemiological studies which showed unexpected and controversial associations of HRT use with malignant tumours, here we review the current understanding of the dynamics of tumour growth. The pathomorphological characteristics and sex hormone sensitivity of cancers of the breast, endometrium, ovary and colon are discussed. The development of cancer from the first malignant… CONTINUE READING

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