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BCNA News 16 Sep 2019

HRT study update

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) has noted numerous media reports in recent weeks linking hormone replacement therapy (HRT), also referred to as Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT), with an increased risk of breast cancer.

The media reports followed the release of a study into the subject by The Lancet in Great Britain, where researchers found breast cancer risk increased the longer women stayed on menopausal hormone treatments.

An analysis on the study was undertaken by Martha Hickey, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne and Mark Jenkins, Director of the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Melbourne.

The article was originally published in The Conversation and can be read here.

BCNA advises any women with concerns about their HRT regime to talk to their doctor.