First book in a comprehensive health series by this popular media doctor.
This book covers key areas of women s health, notably breast and reproductive health, from the fertile years through to menopause. In addition to the normal menstrual cycle, it also looks at medical problems specific to women. Topics include:
breast cancer - screening, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, genetics
benign breast disease - benign lumps, breast pain, infections menstrual problems - menorrhagia (heavy periods), dysmenorrhoea (painful periods), irregular periods
premenstrual syndrome why it occurs, treatment
menopause - common and less well recognized symptoms; HRT and non-hormonal alternatives
chronic pelvic pain
cervical screening and cervical cancer, including vaccination and controversies (supposed adverse effects etc)
cervical cancer, cervical polyps and erosions
endometriosis and endometrial cancer
ovarian cancer and benign ovarian disease
Dr Dawn Harper is a media doctor on Channel 4 s Embarrassing Bodies programme, and a resident doctor on ITV s This Morning. Dr Harper trained at Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in London and worked in hospital specialities for several years. As a part-time GP in Gloucestershire, she has a particular interest in women s health, preventative medicine and weight management.