Cervical Cancer »

… suggest that the earlier penetrative sexual activity starts the greater the risk of developing cervical cancer. The more sexual partners, the greater the risk. Smoking doubles the risk of developing cervical cancer. hiv infection, the development of aids and previous infection with genital warts can also increase the risk.

Preventative action

The early signs of cervical cancer can be detected with a cervical smear test, and the cancer can then be completely eliminated. The …

Chlamydia »

Where does Chlamydia come from?

It can be easily passed on through Vaginal , Anal and, perhaps, Oral sex . There is no evidence to show that it can be passed on from toilet seats, sharing towels or cups. An infected mother can pass it on to her baby’s eyes and lungs at birth. It can also be spread from Genitals to eyes with your fingers. Using a condom will greatly …

Women’s Issues »

… are changes to cells in the cervix, which, if left untreated, would become cancerous. Cervical cancer is a preventable condition and when diagnosed early can be cured. In HIV positive women, pre-cancers are much more common than in HIV negative women but do not necessarily develop into cervical cancer. It is possible to detect cellular abnormalities in the cervix by regular smear tests.

Taking therapy during pregnancy is quite a complex area. You should seek advice, if you …

Ovarian Cancer »

ovarian cysts are nearly always benign , but rarely they are malignant .

Signs/ Symptoms

There are no detectable early signs of ovarian cancer. The growth has to become quite large before it is detected, by which point the cancer is advanced. Later there may be abdominal pain, swelling or the presence of a hard lump. There may be frequent urination , occasional breathlessness, …

Uterine / Endometrial Cancer »

… is no regular screening for uterine cancer in all women. Although, an abnormal smear test for cervical cancer may provide some indication of a problem. Given the cancer’s association with increased exposure to oestrogen, the use of oral contraception is felt to be protective against this cancer.

It is also recommended that post-menopausal women who have not had their uterus removed should only use combined HRT. Three monthly progestogen bleeds may also be induced to protect the …