|May 2006 · Vol. 18, No. 5
UPDATE on MENOPAUSE
NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT ARE CHANGING PATIENT CARE
CONFIDENT COUNSELING How to explain HT and breast cancer risk… What if hot flashes reheat?
Board of Editors.
Professor & Assistant Chairman,
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
University of Florida Health Science Center,
The pendulum set in motion during the summer of 2002 continues its return swing toward a balanced perspective on hormone therapy.1,2 Now we have the opportunity to help our menopausal patients make decisions in a less emotional environment. Nonetheless, explaining the findings of the initial Women’s Health Initiative report—added to the findings of many subsequent WHI reports—is tricky even for the statistics experts.
How can we confidently counsel our patients?