Effects of progestogens on the postmenopausal breast.

Author: De Lignieres B.

Publication Year: 2002

Citation: Climacteric 2002; 5(3):229-35.

In this review, the author highlights the differences between progesterone and synthetic progestins in the breast and cautions that progestogens not be “all put in the same bag” with respect to safety and risk of breast cancer. A strong case is made for the protective effect of progesterone on the breast.