New research has revealed a strong connection between use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and an increased incidence of breast cancer. And it turns out that men have hot flashes too! But there ARE alternatives to HRT.
Breast cancer rates began to go down in 2002-2003, which coincided with the plummeting use of HRT in mid-2002, after results of the Women’s Health Initiative study were announced, revealing that HRT was dangerous in many different ways. The incidence of breast cancer in 2004 leveled maintained the same low level, which is the lowest rate since about 1987. Researcher Donald Berry says, “This kind of study can’t prove causality, but the data present a very compelling link between hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer.”