Medical Expert On HRT

Medical_0002Women frightened by links between hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer are turning to an unproven, expensive and possibly fatal alternative, a top South Australian medical expert has warned.  Professor Alastair MacLennan, head of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Adelaide, told The Advertiser that a study in the latest Journal of the American Medical Association had rehashed old statistics and was unnecessarily scaring women.

The study found menopausal women who use combined hormone therapy (estrogen and progestin) to treat symptoms had an increased risk of breast cancer and breast cancer-related death.  But Prof MacLennan said the study was “statistically dangerous”, only applicable to a minority of women, and ultimately was scaring women into using imported Chinese alternative medicines that were five-to-six times more expensive and associated directly with four deaths.
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