Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Cancer Detect Prev. 2005;29(2):124-32.

Hormone replacement therapy and invasive and borderline epithelial ovarian cancer risk.

Author information

  • 1Cancer Registry of Central California, 1320 E. Shaw Ave., Suite 160, Fresno, CA 93710, USA.


Risk of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) attendant to use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was evaluated in a population-based case-control study of newly diagnosed EOC cases (n=256) and randomly selected population controls (n=1122). Telephone interviews were conducted to obtain information on history of HRT and several other covariates. Multivariate adjusted odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were derived from unconditional logistic regression. The OR for ever use of HRT was 1.39 (95% CI: 1.01-1.93) compared to never use. Long-term use (>10 years) increased risk (OR: 1.62, CI: 1.05-2.50) although the trend p-value for duration of use was of only borderline significance (p=0.08). The relationship was stronger in women without hysterectomy (OR: 1.66, 95% CI: 1.14-2.41) or tubal ligation (OR: 1.56, 95% CI: 1.08-2.26). In this study, use of HRT is associated with an increased risk of EOC.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center