Thursday, September 20, 2012

OC Awareness #20- Estrogen during Menopause and OC

I receive weekly e-mails from OncologyStat which provides abstracts from oncology journals.

Today there was a summary of an article from the August 28, 2012 British Journal of Cancer ( log-in required for the full article)  titled

Ovarian cancer and menopausal hormone therapy in the NIH-AARP diet and health study

The study evaluated the use of estrogen by 92,601 post-menopausal women enrolled in the the National Institutes of Health -AARP Diet and Health Study and the incidence of ovarian cancer ( 426) . The Study concluded that long term  ( 10+ year) use of unopposed estorgen and oestrogen plus progestins was associated with increased risk of oarian cancer.

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