Updated 03 September 2015

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Recent research suggests that short-term (less than five years) use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is not associated with an increase in the risk of breast cancer, but that using it for more than ten years might be.

Breast cancer is also detected earlier in women using HRT, as they are more alert to the disease than other women.

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