The impact of current use of hormone replacement therapy on prognostic factors and surgical treatment of new breast cancers.
- A J Stolier
- R Mera
- D Schapira
Affiliations: The Breast Center, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA.
- Published online on: January 1, 1998 https://doi.org/10.3892/or.5.1.61
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When postmenopausal women were diagnosed with breast cancer while taking hormone replacement, no adverse effects were noted in either clinical or prognostic factors when compared to a similar group not on hormones. Younger age at diagnosis and an increased chance of carcinoma in situ were noted in those on hormones. A surveillance or observational bias is one explanation for these findings. A promotional effect of hormone replacement therapy could not be eliminated based on this study.