SEE UPDATE: Important Health News: New Evidence That Hormone Replacement May Increase Cancer In Women.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 19, 2007
UPDATE: Dr. Larry Norton (on the View today) — DO NOT USE ANY PRODUCT WITH ESTROGEN to treat symptoms of menopause — That includes natural products that stimulate the estrogen receptors. If you are on prescription of Estrogen, talk to your doctor before you discontinue…..there are many other medications that do not have estrogen that you doctor can prescribe for symptoms of menopause.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two studies published on Wednesday further link hormone replacement therapy with cancer, suggesting — but not yet proving — that HRT causes breast and ovarian cancer.
But doctors stressed that younger women who need the drugs to relieve serious symptoms of menopause should still consider taking them because new, lower-dose formulations are available and doctors now know to prescribe them for shorter periods of time.
One study, published in the Lancet medical journal, found women who used HRT were 20 percent more likely to die from ovarian cancer than similar women who did not use HRT.
The second study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that incidence of breast cancer dropped by 8.6 percent between 2001 and 2004 in the United States — along with a decline in HRT use. — READ FULL ARTICLE