Hormone Therapy used short term can help cool menopausal hot flashes and night sweats. But in a recent analysis of worldwide evidence by an international research team, women who used hormone therapy had up to a 43 percent higher risk for ovarian cancer. It’s worth noting that hormone therapy increased the risk for serious and lethal ovarian cancer.. Avoiding hormone therapy altogether could cut the number of deaths from that disease, National Cancer Institute experts say.
Source: The Lancet 2-13-2015 Consumer Reports on Health June 2015