April 2008, JAMA, Women have a slightly increased cancer risk for three years after stopping HRT
March, 2008, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, HRT
may increase disease recurrence in breast cancer survivors
January 2008, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers an d Prevention., Post Menopausal women on combined HRT have higher risk of rare type of Breast Cancer.
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