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October 24, 2010

Breast Cancer Concerns

October is breast cancer awareness month. I was disappointed to hear and read about the continuing data from the WHI study. This study was publicized in 2002. The way the news media described the data scared women about heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer. Many women went off their hormones. After further analysis, we learned that for women starting hormones within 10 years of menopause, there were many more benefits than negatives.
The average age of the women in the WHI study was 63. T...

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