Previously, health industry experts have been led to believe that some hormone therapies for menopausal women are associated with a higher risk for breast cancer. However, a study that followed menopausal women who were treated with estradiol implants showed that this type of estrogen therapy is not linked to an increased risk for breast cancer.
A total of 261 menopausal women who had had a full hysterectomy were followed during the years from 1972 to the early 1990s. After undergoing hysterectomies, all women were treated with estradiol implants – a type of ongoing estrogen therapy that regulates fluctuating hormone levels. Throughout the course of the study, each woman was evaluated fully for symptoms of breast cancer. At the end of the study, researchers concluded that estradiol implants were not linked to breast cancer.
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