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In 1997, two randomized trials, the HABITS ( Hormonal Replacement Therapy-Is It Safe ? ) trial and the Stockholm trial, began in Sweden to test the effects of menopausal hormone therapy in women after ...


Two Phase III trials of Herceptin ( Trastuzumab), a monoclonal antibody, were stopped early after a preliminary joint interim analysis demonstrated an improvement in disease-free survival and in overa ...


Estrogens and Tibolone ( Livial ) increase the risk of endometrial cancer. Many postmenopausal women, who have not had a hysterectomy, use combined hormone-replacement therapy ( HRT ), containing p ...


A research found that premenopausal women who were heavier than average at birth or had not been breastfed as infants appear to be at increased risk for developing breast cancer. Results of the stu ...


The US Preventive Services Task Force issued a new recommendation against the routine use of Estrogen to prevent chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis in postmenopausal wom ...


A study, published in Lancet Oncology, has demonstrated that prophylactic mastectomy reduces the breast cancer risk by 89.5 to 100 per cent, in women who carry the inherited BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. ...


A study suggests risk of developing breast cancer while taking hormone replacement therapy may be lower than we think. Researchers, at the New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute, used the latest ...


The number of women prescribed Hormone Replacement Therapy ( HRT ) fell rapidly in the Netherlands after widespread media coverage of the Million Women Study. However a study with similar findings, ...


A systematic review found that the addition of Testosterone to hormone therapy in women after menopause enhances their sexual function. However, it may also reduce HDL cholesterol in women. “ If ...


Studies in monkeys and women suggest that a diet high in the natural plant estrogens found in soy does not increase the risk of uterine cancer in postmenopausal women, according to Mark Cline, at Wake ...


Research in monkeys suggests that the natural plant estrogens found in soy do not increase markers of breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. In fact, they may provide a protective effect in some ...


Breast tumor specialists cautioned doctors of the risks in prescribing vaginal oestrogen to breast cancer patients being treated with the new aromatase inhibiting drugs, Anastrozole ( Arimidex ), Letr ...


Women who take a combination of Estrogen and Testosterone to treat the symptoms of menopause may have an increased risk of breast cancer. The study is published in the of Archives of Internal Medic ...


NICE has recommended Herceptin ( Trastuzumab ) for women with early stage HER2-positive breast cancer, except where there are concerns about the woman’s cardiac function. The recommendations are as ...


Because some studies have suggested that soy contains chemicals that may help ward off breast cancer, increasing numbers of women are using soy supplements as a potential tumor preventive. Although a ...