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 works as a GP in Stroud, Gloucestershire. She studied at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. Since 2007 she has been one of the presenters on the BAFTA award-winning Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4 and presented Born Naughty?. She has also appeared regularly on ITV's This Morning, Channel 5's The Wright Stuff and was on the celebrity series of The Island with Bear Grylls. She is a regular on LBC, Talk Radio and Woman's Hour and works closely with Public Health England on a wide variety of health campaigns and with Jamie Oliver on the SugarSmart campaign.