P416 Teletext 416 Apr13 21:00:01          ————————————————————————————————  HRT MAY HINDER CANCER SCANS   Doctors fear hormone replacement therapy may undermine the effectiveness of screening for breast cancer. Several studies have found a high rate of breast cancers emerging in women between their three-yearly screenings. The rate of "interval cancer" diagnosed by mammograph examination is higher in women aged 50-59 than in those aged 60-64 - the age at which women are most likely to try HRT, reporte The Lancet. ——————————————————————————————————1/5—— ghat's cooking in Jenny's kitchen? 417 BIG SCREEN NEWS AND GOSSIP p461 Recipe Stars Tea Break Entertainment
P416 Teletext 416 Apr13 21:10:00          ————————————————————————————————  HRT MAY HINDER CANCER SCANS   A letter to The Lancet medical journal suggests there may be a link between HRT and a rise in the incidence of breast cancer in middle aged womenN Dr Valerie Beral and a group of Imperial Cancer Research Fund doctors say this may be because HRT increases the density of breast tissue. "This lowers the chance of a woman having her cancer detected at screening," the doctors write. ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— Stay safe in the spring sunshine 413 TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT p400 Recipe Stars Tea Break Entertainment
P416 Teletext 416 Apr13 21:10:00          ————————————————————————————————  HRT MAY HINDER CANCER SCANS   An American study published last year suggested women on HRT were five times less likely to have breast cancers picked up by mammograph If correct, this would mean around 700 extra "interval cancers" would be diagnosed - which would account for the higher numbers found in the NHS breast screening programme. But, doctors say, "the evidence is too uncertain to guide policy." ——————————————————————————————————3'5—— Val Kilmer is polishing his halo 414 FUN AND GAMES INDEX p150 Recipe Stars Tea Break Entertainment
P416 Teletext 416 Apr13 21:12:00          ————————————————————————————————  HRT MAY HINDER CANCER SCANS   Dr Beral says it is important to find out the extent to which HRT is contributing to the rise in cancers detected by breast screening. She suggests women on HRT should stop taking it for a short period before their X-ray is due. The Amarant Trust, which promotes the use of HRT, said it was important for women not to suddenly abandon their HRT therapy without a doctor's advice. ——————————————————————————————————4/5—— 'f talk to a Lib-Dem wannabe 415 gHAT'S ON THE BOX TONIGHT? p121 Recipe Stars Tea Break Entertainment
P416 Teletext 416 Apr13 21:02:01          ————————————————————————————————  HRT MAY HINDER CANCER SCANS   Teletext journalist Serena Hennessy recently stopped HRT after taking it for five years. "The change in breast tissue is very noticeable once you stop," says Serena. "I had two mammographs during those years - both clear. It's left me wondering if I should have another one. "I think the answer is, if you are at all worried, consult your GP," she adds ——————————————————————————————————5/5—— Hollywood Goss 461 Falily Fun 443 gHO'S POLISHING HIS HALO? p414 Recipe Stars Tea Break Entertainment