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What does ER+ stand for?

ER+ stands for Estrogen Receptor-Positive

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Editor's Note: When the risk was evaluated according to breast cancer type, a significant association was observed between higher PLP levels and estrogen receptor-positive, progesterone receptor-positive, and estrogen receptor- and progesterone receptor-positive tumors.
Thirty-nine percent of black women had estrogen receptor-negative tumors--associated with less favorable outcomes than estrogen receptor-positive tumors--compared to 22 percent of white women.
Beef, pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, and processed meats like salami and bologna all appeared to increase risk for a common form of breast cancer called estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.
During the 1990s and the beginning of the new millennium, when physicians were recommending that menopausal women take hormone replacement therapy, the rate of breast cancer increased and the percentage of estrogen receptor-positive tumors increased.