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Article: Is there a role for hormone replacement therapy after breast cancer?

TitleIs there a role for hormone replacement therapy after breast cancer?
Authors
Issue Date2005
PublisherRoyal Society of Medicine Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.rsmpress.co.uk/jbms.htm
Citation
British Menopause Society Journal, 2005, v. 11 n. 4, p. 140-144 How to Cite?
AbstractBreast cancer is the most common female malignancy in the UK, with an overall lifetime risk of 1 in 9. Despite the high incidence, breast cancer mortality is decreasing. Approximately 40,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in England and Wales in 2000 but the majority will have normal or near-normal life expectancy. One of the main contributory factors to this marked improvement in survival over the last 20 years in women of all ages has been the more widespread use of systemic therapy in early-stage disease. For women with hormone-sensitive cancer, this involves adjuvant endocrine therapy that reduces estrogen synthesis (i.e. ovarian suppression in premenopausal women or aromatase inhibitors in postmenopausal women) or estrogen activity (the anti-estrogen tamoxifen, irrespective of menopausal status). Many women experience health and quality-of-life problems related to estrogen deficiency as a result, the commonest being vasomotor symptoms and vaginal dryness. This article summarizes and interprets key recent papers on the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in breast cancer survivors. HRT may be safe in women with receptor-negative disease or receptor-positive cancers in the presence of tamoxifen. However, there is a dearth of useful alternatives. © 2006 Ingenta.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222422
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.359

 

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dc.contributor.authorKwan, KYH-
dc.contributor.authorWard, C-
dc.contributor.authorMarsden, J-
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-15T06:45:50Z-
dc.date.available2016-01-15T06:45:50Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Menopause Society Journal, 2005, v. 11 n. 4, p. 140-144-
dc.identifier.issn1362-1807-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/222422-
dc.description.abstractBreast cancer is the most common female malignancy in the UK, with an overall lifetime risk of 1 in 9. Despite the high incidence, breast cancer mortality is decreasing. Approximately 40,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in England and Wales in 2000 but the majority will have normal or near-normal life expectancy. One of the main contributory factors to this marked improvement in survival over the last 20 years in women of all ages has been the more widespread use of systemic therapy in early-stage disease. For women with hormone-sensitive cancer, this involves adjuvant endocrine therapy that reduces estrogen synthesis (i.e. ovarian suppression in premenopausal women or aromatase inhibitors in postmenopausal women) or estrogen activity (the anti-estrogen tamoxifen, irrespective of menopausal status). Many women experience health and quality-of-life problems related to estrogen deficiency as a result, the commonest being vasomotor symptoms and vaginal dryness. This article summarizes and interprets key recent papers on the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in breast cancer survivors. HRT may be safe in women with receptor-negative disease or receptor-positive cancers in the presence of tamoxifen. However, there is a dearth of useful alternatives. © 2006 Ingenta.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoyal Society of Medicine Press Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.rsmpress.co.uk/jbms.htm-
dc.relation.ispartofBritish Menopause Society Journal-
dc.titleIs there a role for hormone replacement therapy after breast cancer?-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailKwan, KYH: kyhkwan@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityKwan, KYH=rp02014-
dc.identifier.doi10.1258/136218005775544273-
dc.identifier.pmid16354457-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-30844438489-
dc.identifier.volume11-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage140-
dc.identifier.epage144-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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