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07/16/09   |   By

Study Suggests Hormone Therapy Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

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Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire

According to a recent Danish study, women who undergo hormone replacement therapy after menopause are at a meaningfully higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.  A Reuters report states that the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, comments that women who took hormone replacements were 38 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who did not.  This follows a study that was conducted ion 2002 by the Women’s Health Initiative, which produced similar findings.

We encourage our readers to be very careful when taking any medication.  No women should undergo hormone replacement therapy or other kind of therapy without first seeking the advice of medical experts.  Doctors should warn patients of potential side-effects and should not prescribe drugs unless it is proper to do so in light of all risks and benefits.

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Mr. Zambri has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area.  The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including medical malpractice actions.   He has also been named a “DC Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.  Our firm has experience pursing cases for patients that involve dangerous medical products, as well as claims involving inappropriately prescribed medications.  If you need a patient advocate, we recommend that you read an article about medical malpractice claims authored by senior partner Salvatore Zambri.

If you want more information about your legal rights, please email Mr. Zambri at szambri@reganfirm.com or call him at 202-822-1899.

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