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City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

Fertility after cancer | City of Hope
Fertility After Cancer: Your Questions Answered

August 29, 2017 | City of Hope

For many, having a family is an important phase of life after cancer. But cancer can affect the odds of conceiving a baby. Here’s what you need to know about planning for and addressing cancer-related infertility.

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Hormone replacement therapy
Take measured view of study on ovarian cancer risk, expert advises

February 24, 2015 | Nicole White

Think twice before tossing out those hormone replacement pills. Although a new Lancet study suggests that hormone replacement therapy could increase a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, a City of Hope expert urges women to keep this news in perspective.

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AACR 2014: Hormone therapy linked to lower non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk

April 7, 2014 | Hiu Chung So

Hormone therapy, which is prescribed to women for relief of menopausal symptoms such hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness, has recently seen a decline in popularity (and use) due to its link to an increased risk of breast and endometrial cancer.

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Estrogen and progestin: Hormone therapy to die for?

April 1, 2013 | Roberta Nichols

For more than a decade, hormone therapy – once believed to improve cardiovascular, bone and cognitive health and control extreme menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats – has been linked to a higher incidence of breast cancer.

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