Prediagnostic use of hormone therapy and mortality after breast cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Volume 17, Issue 4, p.864-71 (2008)


2008, 258, Aged, Breast Neoplasms, Case-Control Studies, Cohort Studies, Death Certificates, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Female, Humans, Incidence, Middle Aged, Survival Analysis


A few studies have observed reduced breast cancer mortality in women who used hormone therapy before diagnosis. Due to the high prevalence of past and current hormone use, it is important to investigate whether these preparations are related to breast cancer mortality.