A This was new research that has just been published. In 2010, it was reported that there was a link with an increased risk of breast cancer but one of the problems then was that the amount of increase in the risk wasn’t clear. This study, from the Institute of Cancer Research and the National Cancer Registration Service of the UK showed that over a 6 year period 2% of the total developed breast cancer. First of all we are talking about the combined oral hormone replacement therapy (HRT)-it contains both oestrogen and progesterone. These are the hormones that are reduced as women go through the menopause or the ‘change of life’.
There are also other factors to take into account. There is a natural increase in the risk of breast cancer with women who have never breast fed, had their rst baby later in life.obesity and family history of the disease. Basically there are many factors at play of which the combined hormone treatment is certainly one of them increasing the risk.
In answer to your question, it needs to be an individual decision in consultation with your doctor as to whether HRT is the right treatment for you. The risk certainly increases the longer you remain on the treatment. Some women can experience symptoms such as uncontrolled sweats, dif culty sleeping, vaginal dryness and mood changes where HRT can bring much needed relief.
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FLU VACCINATION INFORMATION
This year GGHB is running the flu vaccination service.
If you are over 65, then please wait for your letter from the NHS. That will give you the date, time and venue . (Younger patients e.g. 65 year olds are being vaccinatedfirst) It’s also important to point out that the over 65 vaccine is different from the one given to the under 65’s and also different from the one that may be available on a private basis. The under 65’s at risk e.g. asthmatics those with diabetes etc willeither be done at their GP practice or again at a hub.
If you are under 65 and a carer please contact the pharmacy on 0141 633 3868 or firstname.lastname@example.org where you can book in for a vaccine. Unfortunately our private service is at capacity just now and we have a waiting list