Latest The Million Women Study Stories

2011-01-31 07:38:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study reveals starting hormone therapy around the time of menopause is linked to a greater risk of breast cancer compared to starting it later on. Several past studies have shown an increase in breast cancer risk among women who use hormonal therapy. However, few studies have examined the role that timing plays as a risk factor for this type of cancer. Researchers from Oxford University analyzed data on 1.13 million women who were enrolled in the Million Women...

2011-01-30 10:41:38

Starting hormone therapy at around the time of menopause is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer compared to starting after a longer gap, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In this large, prospectively followed cohort of women, those who started hormone therapy five years or more after menopause had little or no increased risk, regardless of the type of hormone therapy used, how long they used it, and whether they were...

2010-12-04 00:00:40

In recent years, several studies have examined the most appropriate age for women to begin getting mammograms, the x-ray exam that screens for breast cancer. Last year, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued new guidelines for breast cancer screening that recommended against routine screening mammography in women aged 40 to 49 years. Now, a new study has reached different conclusions: that women who receive mammograms in their forties may be less likely to die from breast cancer than...

2010-12-02 23:40:52

Doctors across the country are still prescribing higher-dose menopausal hormone therapy pills, despite clinical evidence that low doses and skin patches work just as well and carry fewer health risks. That's what researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine found in a study that will be published online Dec. 2 in Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. Doctors have been treating the symptoms of menopause with hormone therapy for decades. During menopause,...

2010-11-12 00:00:41

The recent worrisome news that synthetic hormone replacement therapy causes more aggressive forms of breast cancer has led more women - and their doctors - to question the conventional standard of care for menopause symptoms. Yarmouth, Maine (PRWEB) November 11, 2010 The recent worrisome news that synthetic hormone replacement therapy causes more aggressive forms of breast cancer has led more women - and their doctors - to question the conventional standard of care for menopause symptoms....

2010-11-08 09:30:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Not all hormones act in the same deleterious way in the body as the combined HRT drugs tested in a study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). That study showed that combined hormone replacement therapy using Premarin and Provera leads to increased incidences of breast cancer and deaths among post menopausal women. This is hardly news to gynecologists, however, many of whom long ago switched to natural...

2010-09-28 04:00:00

OBSP celebrates 20 years of high-quality breast screening TORONTO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/cancer-care-ontario/more-than-one-million-women-have-benefitted-from-life-saving /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social media release is also available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/ SOURCE Cancer Care Ontario

2010-09-25 00:37:11

Breast cancer incidence declined among postmenopausal women in Canada as their use of hormone therapy declined, according to a study published online September 23 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial of more than 16,000 postmenopausal women in the United States reported in 2002 that the risks of combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy outweighed the benefits. As a result, prescriptions for hormone therapy fell...

2010-08-22 10:02:37

A new study suggests that a hormone supplement benefit does not last, despite some earlier evidence that hormone replacement therapy after menopause can help maintain women's muscle mass. The fact that muscle mass of a woman declines after menopause has been long known, and researchers have assumed that warning estrogen levels may be part of that. A new study has found that women who used hormones for three years maintained more muscle mass than those who had been given a placebo for...

2010-06-04 13:46:25

Research: Transdermal and oral hormone replacement therapy and the risk of stroke: Nested case-control study Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) skin patches containing low doses of oestrogen carry less risk of stroke than oral therapy and may represent a safer alternative to tablets, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. However, the risk increases significantly with high dose patches. HRT is regularly prescribed to women suffering from the effects of the menopause. However, most...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.