5/23/2012Menopause symptoms can be overwhelming. They can have a significant impact on your day-to-day activities and make you willing to try anything for relief. Many women talk to their doctors about their symptoms and seek relief through hormone replacement therapy.
Jeffrey H. Dover
Jeffrey H. Dover
For years doctors have warned patients about the potential increased risk of developing breast cancer after taking estrogen and progestin hormone replacement pills. However, a recent study found that it may not only be these combination pills that increase the risk of breast cancer. Accordingly, our Atlanta breast cancer attorneys want you to know of the risk and about what to do if a doctor misdiagnoses your breast cancer.
Long Term Hormone Replacement Linked to Increase in Breast Cancer
Research shared at the American Association for Cancer Research conference last month indicated that estrogen only hormone replacement pills may also increase the risk of a woman developing breast cancer. The study suggests that long term use of the pills may slightly increase a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer. Until now estrogen only pills were considered to neutral or to slightly decrease a woman’s chances of developing breast cancer.
Contact an Atlanta Breast Cancer Lawyer for Help After a Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis
If you take any form of hormone replacement drugs, then it is important to talk to your doctor about your risks of developing breast cancer. If you develop breast cancer and your doctor fails to diagnose your disease, then it is important to contact an Atlanta breast cancer lawyer for help.
You can reach an experienced attorney at our Atlanta cancer malpractice law firm by calling 1.770.518.1133. We also invite you to learn more about breast cancer in our FREE book: Breast Cancer: The Risks, the Signs, Diagnosis and Treatment.
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