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Breast Cancer: Hormone Therapy

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    Hormone therapy may help curb the growth, spread, or recurrence of some types of breast cancer. Read a short overview of hormone therapy for breast cancer.

    Hormone Treatments for Breast Cancer: Basic Facts

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    Most of the more than 232,000 cases of breast cancer that will be diagnosed in the United States this year are not due to a faulty gene passed down through families. As with most other cancers, they happen because of genetic mutations that happen as we age. But about 15% of women with breast cancer have at least one relative who has also had the disease, and 5% to 10% have specific inherited mutations in one of two genes that have been linked to breast cancer, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2. These mutations...

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    Reviewed by Angela Jain on August 01, 2014
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