A new study shows that the hormone replacement pills many women take post-menopause are linked to cancer. Dr. Marcia Stefanick, a Stanford University School of Medicine professor, says that with estrogen and progestin pills, "the overall picture is clearly one of harm," as these pills have been shown to increase the risk of cancer by 24%. USA Today suggests that women who need relief from post-menopausal symptoms should "ask their doctors about alternatives to hormone pills, such as patches or topical creams." If they must use hormone pills, they should use the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time. [USA Today]