Drop in breast cancer cases in Australia follows fall in use of hormone replacement therapy

Sweet, Melissa
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/14/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7657, p1330
Academic Journal
The article focuses on research performed by the Cancer Council of New South Wales, the Australian National University and the University of Oxford which was reported in the "Medical Journal of Australia". The research found that a 40% decline in the use of hormone replacement therapy in Australia has been associated with a 6.7% decrease in the incidence of breast cancer among women aged 50 and over in the country. The research also found no significant change in the incidence of breast cancer among women younger than 50.


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