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Study: Women Who Begin Menopause Early Face Breast Cancer Risk

A new study led by researchers in the United States has found that women who start menopause early are twice as likely to get breast cancer.

The research by the University of Utah Health was presented at the Endocrine Society (ENDO) 2024, annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.

It also discovered that women who begin menopause before the age of 40 face four times the risk of contracting ovarian cancer.

The study found that early menopause can be an indicator of an increased risk of colon, breast and prostate cancer for relatives.

Corrine Welt, one of the report’s authors, said: “Women who have infertility from low egg numbers or experience early menopause should make sure they are regularly screened.

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