We keep talking about Lupron or Zoladex, etc., for hormone depletion. Estrogen patches are occasionally mentioned to help control hot flashes. But is anyone looked at/using Estrogen, as patches or gel, as REPLACEMENT? Tested in England, it has seen some use, but it's hard to get info on. The knee-jerk argument has always been: "No! Clots!" But that does not appear to be the case with estrogen patches...and may not even be an issue with old diethylstilbesterol at the lower doses now being used. Besides, the more I read about LHRH agents, the more I read of "cardio events". So?
There are advantages: no hot flashes, no bone loss, no fatigue, others. Dr. (Ph.D.) Wassersug of Canada has been a proponent, but finding others has been difficult.