Breast cancer fell when women stopped hormone replacement, US study showsBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39192.367789.DB (Published 26 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:866
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
Incidence of breast cancer in 2003 in US women aged 50 or older dropped by 6.7%, a year after many women stopped using hormone replacement, says a report in the New England Journal of Medicine (2007;356:1670-4, http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/356/16/1670).
Women's use of hormone replacement fell substantially after the Women's Health Initiative study showed an increased risk of cardiovascular events and breast cancer in women using a combination of oestrogen and progestogen called Prempro (JAMA 2002;288:321-33, 366-8).
Incidence of breast cancer fell sharply between 2002, when the JAMA study results were released, and …