|Title||Progestin Increases Breast Cancer Risk More Than Oestrogen.|
|Full Story||A study recently reported in Cancer, investigated the incidence of breast cancer and HRT use in 29,508 women, randomly selected from a population of 40,000 from 1990 to 1992 and followed through to December 2001. The women were aged 25 to 65 and during the study there were 556 cases of breast cancer. Risk was significantly increased in women who took HRT containing oestrogen and daily progestogen (continuous combined). There were no significant increases for women taking oestrogen with cyclical progestogen (sequential combined) and oestrogen only. Five years after stopping HRT there was no increased risk.
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