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Hormone Replacement Therapy and Ovarian Cancer Risk

If you happen to be a woman beginning to experience problems related to hormone levels (i.e. with menopause), you may have noticed the commercials out there for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to help alleviate symptoms. There is a story out there that after the analysis of over fifty studies, experts are seeing a distinct link between HRT and a forty percent increased risk of ovarian cancer (specifically the epithelial and endometrioid ovarian cancers). Many women begin receiving HRT to combat the hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal symptoms, and discomfort during sex that crop up in menopausal women. This latest research, however, shows it definitely may not be the risk to start HRT.

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