Study confirms cancer, HRT link

Current HRT users aged over 50 have higher rates of breast cancer, according to Australian screening data, but experts have issued reassurance about short-term use.

Data from SA’s mammography screening program found current HRT users aged 55 and over were more likely to be recalled, undergo biopsy procedures and be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at follow-up screenings than past or non-users.

The type of HRT used — combination or