Hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer, study finds

February 13, 2015 4:33 PM

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Hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer, study finds

An analysis of over 50 studies suggests an association between short-term use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause and a 40 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.

The study, published Thursday in the journal The Lancet, reviewed data from 21,488 women who lived in North America, Europe and Australia. Researchers observed that women who used HRT for only a few years were more likely to develop the two most common types of ovarian cancer, compared to women who ...

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