Thinking of HRT for Hot Flashes?

HealthDay: Here's the latest guidance. Another large study finds that menopausal hormone therapy is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, though it varies with the formulation, timing and duration of use.

British researchers found that among more than 500,000 women aged 50 to 79, those who'd used hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were at relatively greater risk of breast cancer. The connection was strongest among women who'd used combined HRT -- estrogen plus progestin -- for at least five years.

But, the researchers said, the increased risk was not as great as a widely cited 2019 study suggested. And once women stopped HRT, the breast cancer risk declined more rapidly than those earlier estimates. READ MORE

(Source: HealthDay, 10/30/2020)