Posts Tagged 'HRT'

New Hormone Therapy Message Board Offers A Discussion Forum For Patients

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to announce the launch of its new Hormone Replacement Therapy Message Board. The site will serve as a forum for hormone therapy users to share comments, read about the cases of other hormone therapy patients and answer frequently asked questions about hormone therapy. Studies have linked the use of hormone therapy drugs to an increased risk of breast cancer.

Video: Hormone replacement therapy linked to breast cancer

Many women who have used the hormone replacement therapy drugs Premarin and Prempro during menopause have developed breast cancer. A study released in 2002 by the Women’s Health Initiative found that the use of HRT drugs increased the risk of breast cancer.

The following video highlights the cases of two former HRT users who developed breast cancer and have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of these drugs.

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For women on HRT, tenderness may be warning sign

Women whose breasts became tender after taking hormone replacement therapy had nearly twice the risk of developing breast cancer than women whose breasts did not become tender on the drugs, U.S. researchers said on Monday. They said breast tenderness may be a way to identify women who have a higher risk of developing breast cancer while taking hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause.

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Timing, Type of HRT May Determine Breast Cancer Risk

The timing and type of hormone replacement therapy women take to relieve menopausal symptoms seem to determine the degree of breast cancer risk they face, a new French study suggests. Overall, starting estrogen-progestagen therapy soon after menopause appears to boost the risk of breast cancer, even when only used for short periods of time. Women who began the therapy in the three years after menopause and took it for two years or less had a 54 percent higher risk of breast cancer compared to those who never used the therapy.

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Wyeth ghostwriters pushed hormone therapy

Ghostwriters paid by U.S. phamaceutical giant Wyeth worked on dozens of articles published in medical journals under doctors’ names, court documents indicate. Many of the ghostwritten papers backed the use of hormone replacement therapy in women.

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Hormone Therapy Raises Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women who are on hormone therapy or who have used it in the recent past are at higher risk of ovarian cancer than women who have never been on hormone therapy, a new study shows. The increase in risk was found regardless of the hormone dose or formulation, whether hormones were taken by mouth, transdermal patch, or vaginally, or whether the treatment included just estrogen or estrogen and progestin, the researchers say.

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