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Breast cancer

07 December 2010

Breast Cancer Rates Lower With Less Hormone Therapy: Study

Drop in invasive breast cancer incidence seen among women over 50 after HRT use declined

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Women aged 50 to 69 had the highest level of hormone therapy use and also had the largest reduction in invasive breast cancer when they stopped hormone therapy -- from 40 cancers per 10,000 mammograms in 2002 to 31 cancers in 2005, and 35 cancers in 2006, the investigators found.

 

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Dr Gudgeon qualified in Birmingham, England, in 1968. She has more than 40 years experience in oncology, and in 1994 she founded her practice, Cape Breast Care, where she treats benign and malignant breast cancers. Dr Boeddinghaus obtained her qualification at UCT Medical School in 1994 and her MRCP in London in 1998. She has worked extensively in the field of oncology and has a special interest in the hormonal management of breast cancer. She now works with Dr Gudgeon at Cape Breast Care. Read more.

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