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Breast cancer and hormonal supplements in postmenopausal women

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 02 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1504
  1. David A Viniker, Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
  1. Whipps Cross Hospital, London E11

    Benefits probably outweigh risks

    EDITOR,--Hormone replacement therapy can undoubtedly alleviate the distressing symptoms associated with the menopause, and most research indicates that, in the short term at least, it is safe. Many women feel healthier and more vivacious when taking hormone replacement therapy and wish to continue it long term, and there is evidence that prolonged treatment is associated with a reduction in mortality …

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