Risk of Breast Cancer Rises with Duration of Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Elevated risk persists more than a decade after stopping hormone therapy.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Compared to women with no history of thyroid disorder, hypothyroidism was associated with a lower risk of breast cancer. This was mainly seen among those who received thyroid replacement therapy and had never used menopausal hormone therapy. Among the treatment options for hypothyroidism, levothyroxine had the strongest inverse association with breast cancer risk. PMID: 31918623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Thyroid Source Type: research
Conclusions: A higher education level may be associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer, in which alcohol use, age at menopause, and hormone therapy may, at least partially, play a mediating role.
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
The objective is to provide a sound pathophysiological background along with evidence-based and practical recommendations for physicians managing such women. PMID: 31853818 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Hormones (Athens) Source Type: research
Excess body weight is an established risk factor for breast cancer. Research suggests that’s because too much body fat can elevate levels of sex hormones like estrogen, especially among postmenopausal women. But despite knowing there is a correlation between extra weight and breast cancer, it’s been difficult to study how losing that weight could affect an individual woman’s chance of developing cancer. Now, a new paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute provides encouraging evidence that, for women 50 and older, virtually any amount of sustained weight loss translates to a reductio...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Cancer embargoed study Source Type: news
Estrogen alone and estrogen/progestin have opposite effects on breast cancer risk; adding progestin may lead to a lifetime of increased risk.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Authors: Abstract Elevated risk persists more than a decade after stopping hormone therapy. PMID: 31764035 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Am J Nurs Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe goal of the review is to assess the appropriateness of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) for the primary prevention of bone loss in women at elevated risk in the early years after menopause.Recent FindingsEstrogen alone or combined with progestin to protect the uterus from cancer significantly reduces the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures. MHT increases type 1 collagen production and osteoblast survival and maintains the equilibrium between bone resorption and bone formation by modulating osteoblast/osteocyte and T cell regulation of osteoclasts. Estrogens have positive effects on muscle an...
Source: Current Osteoporosis Reports - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Abstract Can menopausal hormone therapy (HT) be used in hypertensive women? The group of experts of the French Society of Hypertension has carried out a review of the recent literature in order to answer this question, based on the most recent scientific publications. If use of oral HT is associated with a discreet increase in blood pressure, the transdermal route seems to be safer. The first results of major randomized trials of HT had alerted to an increase in cardiovascular events and breast cancer with the use of oral HT, generally, tipping the benefit-risk balance of the deleterious side. Complementary analyz...
Source: Presse Medicale - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Presse Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acupuncture significantly alleviated menopause symptoms for at least 3 months, but not hot flushes. Breast cancer patients concerned about the adverse effects of hormone therapy could consider acupuncture as an alternative. Additional acupuncture at 3 months after the initial treatment course could be considered. A large-scale study may help to define the optimal guideline for this issue. PMID: 31612733 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Climacteric - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Climacteric Source Type: research
Waseem Abbas, Ranga Raju RaoIndian Journal of Cancer 2019 56(4):293-296Adjuvant ovarian suppression, on addition to chemotherapy, reduces the risk of breast cancer in pre-menopausal women after surgery and adjuvant hormonal therapy. Suppression of Ovarian Function Trial (SOFT) and Tamoxifen and Exemestane Trial (TEXT) showed greater benefit with exemestane in high risk females in comparison to Tamoxifen. Ovarian Function Suppression (OFS) and exemestane became the standard of care, with 30% patients experiencing grade 3 and more side effects. Much higher benefit was seen in high risk group. But there are concerns about inc...
Source: Indian Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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