Hormone replacement therapy could affect cancer risk

breast cancer

A new study finds that hormone replacement therapy can affect your cancer risk.

For women who are white or Hispanic, using hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, increases your cancer risk by 20 percent.

However, there was no additional risk for African-American women.

Hormone replacement therapy is also linked to a higher breast cancer risk among women with low or normal body mass index and those with more dense breast tissue.