Lengthened WHI Follow-up

Postmenopausal Estrogen Therapy

Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD

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Although these new findings from the WHI are intriguing, they do not imply that estrogen-only therapy should be recommended at this time for cardioprotection or breast cancer chemoprophylaxis. What these results do provide is reassurance to young menopausal women who are posthysterectomy and who present with bothersome vasomotor symptoms that use of estrogen therapy for as long as 6 years is safe.

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