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Benefits of Estrogen Are Debated
New York Times

Certain women who take estrogen to relieve menopausal symptoms may be protected from breast cancer, according to data released Thursday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

The finding, an analysis of data from a study known as the Women’s Health Initiative, drew criticism. Other studies have shown that hormone combinations that include estrogen and progestin increase breast cancer risk.

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