Menopause »

All women go through the Menopause . This is the time when Menstruation comes to an end, when fertility ends, the ovaries cease functioning and there are no more eggs or Oestrogen produced.

Some women pass through this natural process without any undue difficulties.

Others can experience a long and painful struggle which leaves them exhausted and depressed. The menopause tends to develop in the age range 45 to 55.

When a woman has had …

Uterine / Endometrial Cancer »

… -only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases the risk, as does an early start with menstruation and late age of menopause.

Preventative action

Unlike cervical cancer, there 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 …