Review links estrogen therapy to lower breast cancer risk

03/6/2012 | Washington Post, The

Data on 7,600 postmenopausal women ages 50 to 79 who had undergone hysterectomy revealed those who took estrogen pills for six years had a 23% lower risk of developing breast cancer compared with those who did not take the hormone, with the effect lasting at least five years. The findings of the analysis appear in Lancet Oncology.

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