Study: Breast cancer risk up with estrogen-only use for 15 years

05/8/2006 | NYTimes.com

A new study of nearly 29,000 nurses shows that those taking estrogen-only pills for 15 years have a higher risk of breast cancer, while no higher risk was associated with those on the hormone for less than 10 years. Researchers found a slight rise in the risk of breast cancer among women who used the pills between 10 and 15 years, but they said the increase was not statistically significant.

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