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Reduction in mortality from breast cancer

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 28 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1024

Fall in use of hormones could have reduced breast cancer mortality

  1. Ellen C G Grant, physician (
  1. Kingston-upon-Thames KT2 7JU

    EDITOR—The fall in breast cancer deaths in women aged 40-54, first diagnosed under age 50 during 1991-2000, but not invited for screening, could be due to the reduction in the use of oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy after warnings of increased risk of thrombosis.1

    In 1995-6 several …

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