Is hormone therapy safe again?
New developments in the debate
- Usually involves a combination of estrogen and progesterone (or a synthetic version called progestin). If you've had a hysterectomy, you won't need progesterone, which helps prevent abnormal buildup of the uterine lining, which can lead to cancer.
Several authoritative organizations have issued new guidelines about hormone therapy (HT)—an area that has led to confusion and conflicting guidelines for the past decade.