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Hormone Therapy Safe in Early Menopause
Schierbeck’s colleagues used Danish hospital data to figure out how many patients died or had other health problems in 2002 and six years later. Both times, they discovered that fewer hormone therapy patients died or had heart disease than the hormone-free patients. Researchers additionally found that fewer hormone therapy patients had breast cancer or other cancers, but because the findings were not statistically significant, they can only officially conclude that there was no difference in cancer risk for the hormone therapy group and the hormone-free group, Schierbeck said. Although the study is much smaller than WHI, doctors in the United States are calling it “important” and “encouraging” because it shows that women can relieve their menopausal symptoms, such as night sweats and hot flashes, without worrying that the long-term hormone therapy will eventually kill them.
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