This article is about the treatment with sex steroids. For hormone replacement therapy in general, and for other instances in which hormones might be prescribed, see hormone therapy. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a system of medical treatment for perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, based on the assumption that it may prevent discomfort and health problems caused by diminished circulating estrogen hormones. The treatment involves a series of drugs designed to artificially boost ...
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Menopause and Ovarian Cancer
... Menopause itself is not associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. However, the rates of many cancers, including ovarian cancer, do increase with age. In addition, some of the drugs used ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Estrogen Dependent Cancers
... Breast cancer: In the Women''s Health Initiative, 8506 women took combination hormone replacement therapy for an average of 5.2 years of follow up. Women were evaluated for high risk by the Gail Model...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

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  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)