Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Mulling Hormones for Menopause Symptoms?

By Theresa Tamkins

This is the second section of a two-part article. Read more about hormones and the risks of heart disease.

Thinking about taking hormones to reduce menopausal symptoms, but concerned about the breast cancer risk? Well, it’s a tricky decision.

Although millions of women were routinely put on hormones during menopause in the past, many stopped taking them in 2002, when one part of the Women’s Health Initiative trial was halted because the hormones didn’t prevent heart disease, as was once hoped, but did increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer (as well as heart disease and strokes). Read More

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