Navigation Links
Is HRT the Culprit? Fall in Breast Cancer Cases After Women Cease HRT

There has been an evident reduction in the breast cancer cases in 2003.// Researchers have been mulling over the reasons for this, and one conceivable reason has particularly caught their attention. Nearly millions of women had abandoned hormone replacement therapy in 2002. Whether mere reduction in HRT has brought out such a huge difference, is being debated over.

There has been an almost 7 percent reduction in the number of breast cancer cases, estimated at 14,000 women in the United States, who were in the age group of 50 to 69 yrs.

Dr. Clifford Hudis, chief of the Breast Cancer Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York said, "It is biologically plausible, and there is no other glaring change in public health to explain the change. This is more evidence that HRT is risky in terms of breast cancer."

Few experts have suggested that the findings are incomplete, not having considered all the facts that could have led to the reduction. However it is an optimistic statistic, which has raised the curiosity of the researchers.

The fall in breast cancer cases may also be due to fewer women getting screened for the affliction, opines another school of thought. Michael Thun, vice president of epidemiology and surveillance research of the American Cancer Society, said, “ At this point, it's still an intriguing and promising observation, but very early. Creates the false impression that incidence rates are falling, whereas what is actually happening is that many early tumors are not being detected."

Nevertheless, the exact reason for the falling breast cancer rates needs to be probed further, to enable a clear picture.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
2. Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test
3. Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life
4. Breast milk is essential
5. Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems
6. Breast cancer evidence
7. Letrozole Beats Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer Therapy
8. Breast screening among diabetic women
9. Breast feeding can alter hormones
10. Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk
11. Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Wimbledon ... programs, launches new Wimbledon Athletics Facebook page to educate the public, ... unsuspected cardiac abnormalities. About 2,000 people under the age of 25 die from ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... Smiles by Stevens is pleased to announce ... wrinkling. While many patients are aware of the benefits of Botox® in the treatment ... those suffering with discomfort, soreness, and pain as a result of Jaw Tension, TMJ ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... decades of music, friendships, and learning in its 65th Anniversary Brillianteen Revue, scheduled ... 5-6. , For 65 years, Brillianteen has been a treasured tradition ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... Today, ... fatalities on our nation’s roadways has dropped below 10,000 for the first time since ... 10,076 in 2013. , According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... I found that regular bras were incredibly uncomfortable," said an inventor from Bronx, ... bra." , She developed the patent-pending RECOVERY BRA for added comfort and support. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015  Thanks to a donor with a personal ... Center,s Sister Diane Grassilli Center for Women,s Health now ... San Francisco . Fred ... with a gift of $617,320 that allowed the Center ... Tomosynthesis and Whole Breast Ultrasound. Tomosynthesis, three-dimensional (3-D) mammography ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - ESSA Pharma Inc. ("ESSA" or ... today that the first patient has been enrolled in ... treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer ("mCRPC"). ... --> the United States ... 1/2 clinical trial, ESSA intends to demonstrate the safety, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... PUNE, India , November 24, 2015 ... new market research report "Spine Biologics Market by Product Type ... Type (Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion), ... by MarketsandMarkets, the global market was valued at $1.90 Billion ... 2020, at a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: