The new figures from the UK's Million Women Study suggest that women on HRT are 20% more likely to die from ovarian cancer. As many as a thousand women died from ovarian cancer between 1991 and 2005 as a result of the treatment, the researchers say.
Almost one million women – half of whom took HRT – were included in the study by Valerie Beral and colleagues at the Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit in Oxford. They found a rate of 2.6 cases of ovarian cancer per 1000 women on HRT, compared...Read Full Story
Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are at greater risk of developing ovarian cancer and dying from it, according to a large study.