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The Real Reason Why Breast Cancer is Plummeting


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The death rate due to cancer has declined in the United States in recent years. In fact, 650,000 lives were spared from cancer between 1990 and 2005.

A decrease in deaths from breast cancer accounted for 37 percent of the reduction in the death rate among women during the 15-year period. This is largely due to a decreased use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which has been shown to increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.


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