HRT May Pose Modest Increase in Ovarian Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Apr 02 – The results of a population-based study suggest that women who use some forms of hormone replacement therapy may have a small increased risk of epithelial ovarian cancer, Swedish researchers report in the April 3rd issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Tomas Riman, from Falu Hospital, Falun, and colleagues collected data for 655 women with epithelial ovarian cancer and 3899 randomly selected controls. All the women were 50 to 74 years of age.

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