HRT lowers breast cancer risk after hysterectomy

The benefits of the therapy outweigh the risks, says Professor Susan Davis, from Monash University in Melbourne

Use of oestrogen-only HRT by women with prior hysterectomy is associated with a lower risk of death from breast cancer, according to long-term follow-up of two landmark trials.

Professor Susan Davis.

The studies of more than 27,300 participants who had been in the Women’s Health Initiative trials and followed for more than 20 years show divergent results on breast cancer risk. 

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