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Breast cancer risk in therapy affirmed

Study reinforces 2002 warning on taking hormones

By Elizabeth Cooney
Globe Correspondent / October 20, 2010

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Older women who took combined hormone therapy pills for five years or longer had a slightly higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer at a more advanced stage and of dying from the disease, according to a new analysis of a landmark trial reported yesterday. (Full article: 564 words)

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