Postmenopausal hormone therapy.

  title={Postmenopausal hormone therapy.},
  author={Deborah Grady and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor},
  volume={334 7599},
IN RESPONSE: Dr. Steel's suggestion that hormone therapy be started at menopause and be stopped in 5 to 10 years if new studies show a significantly increased risk for breast cancer is problematic. First, it assumes that it is ethical to prescribe hormone therapy before proving that it does more good than harm. Good data on the effect of long-term hormone therapy on breast cancer risk may be obtained from the Women's Health Initiative Clinical Trial, which is now in the planning stages, but… CONTINUE READING


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