It is being highly advised to women (using hormones frequently to ease their menopause symptoms) by the researchers that they must cut their opting of pills during the condition as longer or frequent use of the same can put them at the riskier stage of suffering from breast cancer.
The researchers have explained in the findings of their new study that the women must not opt for hormonal medicines frequently as these combination pills can raise their risk of getting affected by breast cancer.
Generally, the women are seen taking pills combining estrogen and progestin (the most common hormonal therapy components) to ease their menopause symptoms. Though these combinations successfully ease their conditions for the time being, their severe ill-effects to the body put them at an increased risk of breast cancer.
Yes, the things are quite different for those women who no longer have a uterus because they can opt for estrogen, say researchers who also said that the component is safe for them and even a bit beneficial in terms of cancer risk.
The study explaining the usage of pills for many years fatal for a woman's body firstly researched the health of approx 60,000 nurses and then revealed in its findings that hormonal usage for 10 years or more can raise the chances of developing breast cancer in the body.
"There's a continued increase in risk with longer durations of use and there does not appear to be a plateau", said study leader Dr. Wendy Chen of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Doctors are advising women to not opt for hormones frequently and also if they are using the pills since long time then they should immediately stop taking the pills and use the lowest dose for the shortest time possible.