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Breast cancer: Estrogen-only pills may cut long-term risk

Led by Garnet Anderson, latest Women's Health Initiative study shows more than 20 percent reduction in cancer risk, 63 percent reduction in deaths for short-term estrogen users

March 12, 2012

Women who used the estrogen-only form of hormone replacement therapy were more than 20 percent less likely to develop breast cancer and remained significantly less likely to die from the disease than those who never used HRT, according to new Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center research led by Dr. Garnet Anderson, left.

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Estrogen therapy increases breast density

Women’s Health Initiative substudy shows small, consistent mammographic changes

Nov. 23, 2009 | By Colleen Steelquist

A Women’s Health Initiative ancillary study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists concludes that estrogen-alone hormone therapy causes a sustained and modest increase in mammographic density in postmenopausal women, a risk factor for breast cancer. The results of the study were published online Nov. 10 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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