The use of estrogens and progestins and the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

@article{Colditz1995TheUO,
  title={The use of estrogens and progestins and the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.},
  author={Graham A. Colditz and Susan E. Hankinson and David J. Hunter and Walter C Willett and Joann E. Manson and Meir Jonathan Stampfer and Charles H. Hennekens and Bernard A Rosner and Frank E. Speizer},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={332 24},
  pages={1589-93}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of adding progestins to estrogen therapy on the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women is controversial. METHODS To quantify the relation between the use of hormones and the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, we extended our follow-up of the participants in the Nurses' Health Study to 1992. The women were asked to complete questionnaires every two years to update information on their menopausal status, use of estrogen and progestin preparations, and… CONTINUE READING
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