Once a month that feeling of dread, anger, sadness (take your pick) descends upon us and we feel thoroughly miserable. It's understandable why us women HATE that time of the month.
It’s a devastating fact but one in eight women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives. Worryingly though research has revealed that around a third of women do not check their breasts for lumps or abnormalities.
Sadly thousands of women are diagnosed with cancer every year. But if it is caught early there is more chance of it being treated successfully. The following cancers are particularly common amongst women. As such, all men should be on the look out for these signs and symptoms.
If you catch an illness early on you have much more chance of treating it and making a full recovery. It is for this reason that you should go to your doctor whenever you find something unusual or you don't feel yourself. However there are also some basic health checks you can – and should – do at home.
Ovarian cancer affects over 7000 women in the UK but it is not as well publicised as other forms of cancer which affect women. As such, many women are unaware of the signs of ovarian cancer. This can lead to drastic consequences.
Quitting smoking is hard. As much as we may want to quit unfortunately sometimes the addiction is too strong. And despite the fact we’re all aware of how harmful smoking can be, we end up giving in to temptation.
Short of actually taking a test it’s impossible to know for sure whether or not you’re pregnant but there are a few telltale signs that could give you a clue.
The Medical Defence Union is asking its GP members fitting women with contraceptive implant devices to ensure they are properly trained to carry out the procedure. In the last year alone the MDU has seen an increase in negligence claims alleging a problem with such devices.