Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 20th, 1996
ERT has come under intense scrutiny as the advancing age of the baby boomers has dramatically increased the number of women eligible for this therapy. On the plus side are the benefits of managing menopausal symptoms, decreasing risk of heart disease, and decreasing bone demineralization associated with osteoporosis. On the negative side are the increased risk of endometrial cancer (which can be reduced by combining progestin along with the estrogen), increased risk of breast cancer, and now, an increased risk that the breast cancer will not be...
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