So many women have been afraid to use hormone therapy (HT) to ease their menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats because the initial reporting of the WHI 2002 study linked the non-bioidentical versions of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone to an increased risk of breast cancer, heart attacks, and strokes. Menopause, the […]
Important New Information On Vaginal Estrogen in Women with a History of Estrogen-Dependent Breast Cancer
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in a new Committee Opinion, “The Use of Vaginal Estrogen in Women with a History of Estrogen-Dependent Breast Cancer,” outlines the options and treatments for female-specific survivorship issues. One particular challenge for providers to understand and address are vaginal symptoms of menopause, whether naturally occurring or treatment-induced.
Bone Mass Density Tests May Not Be Required For Younger Postmenopausal Women With Good Bone Density Women with a normal bone density after menopause and before age 65 have a very low risk of fracture according to a new study from the Women’s Health Initiative as published in Menopause. The significance of this information is