Hormone replacement therapy “increases ovarian cancer risk”

Health editor James Gallagher of BBC News website, talks about the latest research regarding Hormone Replacement Therapy drugs and the increased risk of ovarian cancer.

  • Women have a one in 50 chance of developing ovarian cancer in their lifetime
  • Taking HRT for five years is linked to one extra case of ovarian cancer per 1,000 women
  • That takes the expected incidence from 20 women in 1,000 to 21 per 1,000
  • One million women in the UK are on HRT
  • There are 7,000 cases of ovarian cancer in the UK each year

You can read the complete review here: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31439203