I knew ovarian cancer existed but it wasn't really on my radar in the same way, say, breast cancer is - and I made a fair few assumptions about it. Surely my yearly cervical smear would take care of everything 'down there', right? Wrong. Smear tests detect cancer of the, well, the cervix. Turns out there are lots of other gynaecological cancers too.
This news is important. Without sanitary tax, the fight against female political alienation will be strengthened and period shame will begin to be tackled head-on. Let's hope Cameron hears this message, and knows that his time will soon come to fulfil his promise and benefit the millions by ending sanitary tax and the misogyny it represents. PERIOD!
There are certain realities you have to face when you have a cancer diagnosis. Life is never going to be quite the same again. Chemotherapy saps your strength and energy levels and the radiotherapy is sore long after you leave the unit, but worse than the treatment itself, for many women, is the hair loss.
Osteoporosis is most common in menopausal women as the decline in oestrogen levels leads to an increase in the normal rate of mineral loss from bone. Young women who experience an early menopause before the age of 45, and women who are excessively thin are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis.
'Seriously, you mean I don't have to have a period every month whilst on the Pill?' 'That's correct, you don't have to bleed every month if you don't want to. In fact, you can safely take the Pill continuously without a break for as long as you are on the Pill'. Every time I give young women this information, I hear: 'Why have I not been told this before?
For decades we have been told that when it comes to weight loss you need to count calories. Put less in than you use up and you lose weight. It's the perfect equation... except that it isn't! Playing the calorie counting game doesn't work in the long term and even in the short term it may do more harm that good.