Transgender People Do Not Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk, Study Shows

March 11, 2015 6:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While some may worry about the long-term health effects of hormonal therapy on transgender people, a new study finds no higher risk of breast cancer in this group than in the general population.

Reporting in the journal LGBT Health, the analysis of U.S. veterans' medical records from 1998 to 2013 identified 10 cases of breast cancer in transgender people, according to study author Dr. George Brown, of Mountain Home VA Medical Center in Johnson City, Tenn.

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