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Study: Long use of any hormones poses breast cancer risk
USA Today

New research suggests that long-term use of any type of hormones to ease menopause symptoms can raise a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It is already known that taking pills that combine estrogen and progestin — the most common type of hormone therapy — can increase breast cancer risk. But women who no longer have a uterus can take estrogen alone, which was thought to be safe and possibly even slightly beneficial in terms of cancer risk.