Hormone replacement and breast cancer risks

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There's some potentially good news for women considering short-term use of hormones.

Starting low dose hormone replacement treatment early in menopause can make women feel better, and according to a just-released study, does not seem to raise heart risks.

The study looked at about 700 women from 42 to 58 years old who were within three years of menopause.

Some were given hormone replacement pills, others patches and some received a placebo.

This is the first new research in many years on the effects of hormones on women's health.

Radiologist Dr. Rebecca Stough from Breast MRI at Mercy Hospital joined us to talk about this study and the one factor it didn't consider.