Breast Cancer Risk Lowered With Less Hormone Replacement Therapy



A study released by the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reports that there was a 7 percent decline in breast cancers in 2003 than 2002.

The only reason theorized is a decrease in the use of hormone replacement therapy. Women between the ages of 50 to 69 showed the sharpest decline of 12 percent because this age group is most often diagnosed with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Breast cancer takes a long time to develop and these tumors are fed by the hormone estrogen and are shown to stop growing when estrogen is not made available by hormone replacement therapy.

Another factor in breast cancer and hormone replacement therapy is involution. Studies done by Mayo Clinic researchers show that as women grow older involution of the breasts naturally occurs. The more involution, the less chance there is of developing breast cancer.

Natural herbal remedies are an alternative choice for hormone replacement therapy of menopausal symptoms.



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