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A Closer Look (Weighing the Risks) #734855

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 08, 2003
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(Studio: Claire Shipman) A closer look at the risks of hormone replacement therapy for women introduced; details given of findings from a new "Lancet" study on the breast cancer link to estrogen/progestin therapy.

(New York: John McKenzie) The problems with hormone replacement therapy examined; details given of the medical risks of HRT & of the lack of medical options. [Two WOMEN - react to HRT studies.] [Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Dr. Hilda HUTCHERSON†- outlines specific problems in breast cancer.] [HRT patient Donna PACKARD - outlines what happened when she stopped therapy.] [University of Virginia health system Dr. Joann PINKERTON†- outlines the woman's dilemma in response to the new therapies.]

(Studio: Claire Shipman) Further coverage on noted.

Shipman, Claire;
McKenzie, John

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