HRT may increase risk of ovarian cancer

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 02 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:767
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Treatment for postmenopausal symptoms with oestrogen plus progestogen therapy may increase a woman's risk of ovarian cancer and may also increase the number of endometrial biopsies that women need before cancer can be diagnosed.

    Dr Garnet Anderson from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and colleagues used data from the recently completed women's health initiative (WHI) trial to determine whether hormone replacement was associated with gynaecological cancers or the frequency of diagnostic procedures being performed to rule out cancer (JAMA 2003; …

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