Navigation Links
Estrogen-Only Hormone Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk for Some
Date:12/10/2010

By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that seems to counter the prevailing wisdom that any form of hormone replacement therapy raises the risk of breast cancer, a new look at some old data suggests that estrogen-only hormone therapy might protect a small subset of postmenopausal women against the disease.

"Exogenous estrogen [such as hormone therapy] is actually protective" in women who have a low risk for developing breast tumors, said study author Dr. Joseph Ragaz, a medical oncologist and clinical professor in the School of Population & Public Health at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

With his colleagues, Ragaz took another look at data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study, a national trial that has focused on ways to prevent breast and colorectal cancer, as well as heart disease and fracture risk, in postmenopausal women. The team planned to present its findings Thursday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in Texas. Research presented at medical meetings is not analyzed by outside experts, unlike studies that appear in peer-reviewed medical journals, and all such findings should be considered preliminary.

Launched in 1991, the WHI includes more than 161,000 U.S. women between the ages of 50 and 79. Two groups were part of the trial -- women who had had hysterectomies and took estrogen alone as hormone replacement therapy and a group that took estrogen plus progestin hormone replacement therapy.

The combination therapy trial was halted in 2002 after it became clear those women were at increased risk for heart disease and breast cancer.

In the new look at the estrogen-only group, Ragaz said, "we looked at women who did not have high-risk features." They found that women with no prior history of benign breast disease had a 43 percent reduction breast cancer risk on estrogen; women with no family history with a f
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Pioneering Hormone Therapist to Host Free Health Seminar
2. Hormone May Prevent Aggressive Breast Cancer
3. Bonding Hormone Might Help Some With Autism
4. WHI data confirm short-term heart disease risks of combination menopausal hormone therapy
5. Early On, Hormone Therapy May Raise Womens Heart Risks
6. Testicular Cancer Survivors May Have Hormone Deficiency
7. Stress hormone, depression trigger obesity in girls
8. Buy HGH Website Educates Consumers on the Pros and Cons of Human Growth Hormone Supplements
9. Hormone thought to slow aging associated with increased risk of cancer death
10. Hormone Outperforms Insulin in Diabetic Mice
11. High Hormone Level Linked to Cancer Death in Older Men
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Estrogen-Only Hormone Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk for Some
(Date:3/27/2015)... OF PRUSSIA, PA and LONDON, UK (PRWEB) March 27, ... current President of DrugDev SiteStart Melissa (Liss) Easy was ... 40. , The 40 Under 40 list spotlights ... age for their professional accomplishments and community involvement. Winners ... profiled in a special supplement of the Philadelphia Business ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... Day) Recovery Yoga for functional fitness athletes. This new ... creates a specific protocol for post-workout cool down. This ... mobility, promote breath control and mental focus. , ... said: “I started practicing yoga long before I started ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... USA (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 According ... rates of newborns born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) ... NAS will undergo the painful withdrawal process for a ... body tremors, excessive crying, diarrhea, and vomiting. The condition ... undergoing drug and alcohol addiction treatment (and employing medically ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Milpitas, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 ... company, today announced it has launched the SM1120 MEMS ... catheter market. The microsensor profile at only 220um ... enabling maneuverability to reach challenging locations. With industry ... per hour, the SM1120 provides a broad operating pressure ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... California’s ongoing worst ever drought, and the ... United States Northeast, are both manifestations of the same ... creating changes in the atmosphere’s “energy balance,” according to ... researcher, speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of ... warmer and dryer global climate but also greater and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:DrugDev Founder Melissa Easy is 2015 Philadelphia Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree 2Health News:Endure Yoga Introduces WOD Recovery Yoga 2Health News:In Florida Only 10% of Pregnant Mothers Are Referred to Drug Rehab Despite Testing Positive for Narcotics 2Health News:SMI Launches Catheter Mountable Pressure Sensor 2Health News:California Drought, Boston Blizzards Both Attributed to Global Climate Change Reports Climatologist to Fresh Water Advocate 2Health News:California Drought, Boston Blizzards Both Attributed to Global Climate Change Reports Climatologist to Fresh Water Advocate 3
... Canada, a woman from Hamilton was convicted for not informing her ... born son// also being infected. ,She was charged for ... given for child neglect. She was given a 6-month conditional sentence ... down the sentence on 6ht of April but was reported only ...
... review of previous studies suggests that favorable levels ... HIV-infected patients in sub-Saharan Africa,// while adherence remains ... ,Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has improved the health of ... otherwise would have died. However, treatment effectiveness relies ...
... decision to refuse disability support pension to a 16-year-old boy ... ,Matthew Pearce hailing from the Perth suburb of Carlisle, was ... be permanent. ,Matthew was diagnosed with leukemia in ... a staff member from Centrelink. However last Friday he was ...
... poses a higher risk for fetal death and birth defects ... four epilepsy drugs tested in the study, valproate posed the ... the pregnancies exposed to valproate resulting in death or birth ... and lung problems. ,The rate was lower for ...
... who had been immunised against epidemic meningococcal B disease are ... haven't been vaccinated. ,Reports have shown that the ... young New Zealanders has resulted in a five-fold reduction in ... the Ministry of health have stated that according to the ...
... to mothers who took the anti-miscarriage drug diethylstilbestrol at the ... according to a new study published in the August issue ... that DES daughters over age 40 had 1.9 times the ... to the drug. ,They also found that the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sub-Saharan Africans With HIV May Achieve Favorable Levels of ART Adherence 2Health News:"DES Daughters" Have High Risk Of Breast Cancer 2Health News:"DES Daughters" Have High Risk Of Breast Cancer 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 CHINA ... Senior Care, Rehabilitation Medicine and Healthcare, second to none ... will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Center ... 2015,  Implementation Suggestions on Encouraging Private Capital to Participate ... was jointly issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ... previously announced registered offering of common shares in ... to the Offering, the Company issued 7,286,432 common shares ... gross proceeds of approximately $1.45 billion. On March 18, ... Exchange Commission a final prospectus supplement to its effective ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015 As of February, InControl Medical, ... for women. "Shipping thousands of our ... is the hundreds of letters, emails and phone ... been positively impacted by our technology," said ... InControl recently released Apex, an over-the-counter solution for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CHINA AID, the 10th China International Exhibition of Senior Care, Rehabilitation Medicine and Healthcare to be held in April 2CHINA AID, the 10th China International Exhibition of Senior Care, Rehabilitation Medicine and Healthcare to be held in April 3CHINA AID, the 10th China International Exhibition of Senior Care, Rehabilitation Medicine and Healthcare to be held in April 4CHINA AID, the 10th China International Exhibition of Senior Care, Rehabilitation Medicine and Healthcare to be held in April 5CHINA AID, the 10th China International Exhibition of Senior Care, Rehabilitation Medicine and Healthcare to be held in April 6Valeant Pharmaceuticals Closes Offering Of $1.45 Billion Of Common Shares 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Closes Offering Of $1.45 Billion Of Common Shares 3InControl Medical Surpasses 40,000 Shipments Of Incontinence Devices For Women 2
... Gemini surgical headlight is perfectly balanced and ... and ultra-low-profile and illuminates brilliantly while allowing ... "rams effect." The fully adjustable headband, made ... sit low on the brow, directing the ...
... The use of some micro vascular ... and thrombosis. With use, Stainless steel changes ... is known that pressures above 30g/mm2 may ... are made from titanium which does not ...
... our family of halogen lightsources , ... ... ... two surgeons to work simultaneously from it, while the third lamp is reserved for backup. Designed ...
... Bring the clarity of daylight into ... Xenon Light Source. Designed for a variety ... endoscopic instruments, and video equipment - this ... at 300 watts (6,000o K) for superb ...
Medicine Products: