A new study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests a sudden decrease in breast cancer in several countries worldwide is likely linked to the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) finding that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after menopause can dramatically increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer and other serious health problems, the Wall Street Journal reports. Prior to the initiative in 2002, more than 200,000 American women were diagnosed with breast cancer each year. After 2002, that rate dropped below 190,000 each year since. Statistics from other countries show similar results. Despite the findings, some ... Read More
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