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Breast Cancer Risk Increases Threefold On Combined HRT Usage, Study Finds

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By: Mary Pascaline From: ibtimes.com Women who use combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can increase their risk of breast cancer by about three times, researchers found. They added that previous studies had dangerously underestimated this risk. HRT is used to treat menopause symptoms like hot flushes migraines, disrupted sleep, mood changes and depression. Estimates say that at least one in …

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Scientists fear PR campaign underplays HRT cancer risks

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By: Sarah Boseley From: theguardian.com Campaign funded by treatment manufacturer could mislead women before official menopause guidance is released, some scientists fear  A PR campaign to promote the use of hormone replacement therapy in women is under way before official guidance on how to treat the menopause is released, causing some scientists concern that the cancer dangers of the drugs …