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Hormone Levels Tied to Future Breast Cancer Risk

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Kristen Monaco, Staff Writer From: Circulating progesterone levels may help predict future breast cancer incidence in older women, researchers reported. During a 12-year follow-up period, postmenopausal women saw a modest 16% higher risk for breast cancer with each standard deviation increase in progesterone levels (hazard 1.16, 95% CI 1.00-1.35, P=0.048), Britton Trabert, PhD, MS, of the National Cancer …