Skip to main content
Displaying 1 of 1
Estrogen matters : why taking hormones in menopause can improve women's well-being and lengthen their lives -- without raising the risk of breast cancer
Please select and request a specific volume by clicking one of the icons in the 'Where is it?' section below.
Where is it?
A compelling defense of hormone replacement therapy, exposing the faulty science behind its fall from prominence and empowering women to make informed decisions about their health.

For years, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was hailed as a miracle. Study after study showed that HRT, if initiated at the onset of menopause, could ease symptoms ranging from hot flashes to memory loss; reduce the risk of heart disease, Alzheimer's, osteoporosis, and some cancers; and even extend a woman's overall life expectancy. But when a large study by the Women's Health Initiative announced results showing an uptick in breast cancer among women taking HRT, the winds shifted abruptly, and HRT, officially deemed a carcinogen, was abandoned.

Now, sixteen years after HRT was left for dead, Dr. Bluming, a medical oncologist, and Dr. Tavris, a social psychologist, track its strange history and present a compelling case for its resurrection. They investigate what led the public -- and much of the medical establishment -- to accept the Women's Health Initiative's often exaggerated claims, while also providing a fuller picture of the science that supports HRT.

A sobering and revelatory read, Estrogen Matters sets the record straight on this beneficial treatment and provides an empowering path to wellness for women everywhere.

Map It
Large Cover Image
Table of Contents
Introduction: Who Killed HRT?p. 3
1Does Estrogen Cause Breast Cancer?p. 17
2The "Change of Life" and the Quality of Lifep. 55
3Matters of the Heartp. 83
4Breaking Badp. 105
5Losing and Using Our Mindsp. 127
6Can Breast Cancer Survivors Take Estrogen?p. 163
7Progesterone and the Pillp. 195
8Debates, Decisions, and Final Lessons in the Case for HRTp. 211
Afterwordp. 241
Acknowledgmentsp. 243
Notesp. 247
Indexp. 303
Librarian's View
Displaying 1 of 1