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Drop in Hormone Therapy Leads to Cancer Decline

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Drop in Hormone Therapy Leads to Cancer Decline

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Drop in Hormone Therapy Leads to Cancer Decline

Drop in Hormone Therapy Leads to Cancer Decline

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A decrease in hormone use by women has led to a decline in breast cancer cases, according to new research published in The New England Journal of Medicine this week.

Michele Norris talks with Dr. Deborah Grady, professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Grady says that while there are alternatives to hormone replacement therapy, there are not a lot of good choices for women with severe menopausal symptoms.