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Breast cancer risk varies among different progestins used in hormone replacement therapy
Date:8/10/2010

suppressors. Progestins, such as N-EL and N-ONE, may have potential as preventive agents in women with no history of breast disease or family history of breast cancer. These progestins may also have a preventive role in post-menopausal women who are at an increased risk for developing breast cancer due to ingestion of combined estrogen/progestin (MPA) hormone replacement therapy and may have early stage disease."

The chart below shows the tumor latency and tumor incidence for the four types of progestins. Tumor latency is the period from when the animal model is first exposed to tumor cells to the first signs of cancer.


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