Hormone replacement therapy has been used for years to treat menopausal symptoms. Last year, a statement was issused by a health group of North American Menopause Society, the Endocrine Society and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine discussing about hormone replacement therapy as.
“Still an acceptable treatment for menopausal symptoms and (the therapy) is relatively safe.”
The hormone therapy is so popular as 40% of postmenopausal women took this therapy as believed its safe and efficient, but recent research has shown that hormone replacemment therapy side effects need more attention because it increased breast cancer incidence. The research was conducted only to women who has been using hormone replacement therapy of a synthesized homone that combined with estrogen with progestion. Or take seperately according to their original disease.
The research involved in 70,000 postmenopausal women and took as long as 11 years. By comparing the rate of breast cancer rate between different groups, the researchers found that menopausal women who took hormone replacement therapy has significantly increasement in breast cancer than women who didn’t take the hormone therapy. Women with breast cancer before the trial had been sellected out.
So if you are looking for this kind of therapy, take the advice below,
“If you’re going to take the hormone therapies, you need to know if there’s an increased risk (of breast cancer), make sure there’s a good indication. And don’t take them for a long period of time.” Director of cancer research center said.
In fact, there’re similar studies that came up with the similar result. This time, the new research involved more women and took for longer years that was more trusted.