This is a significant cancer risk for all women and prevention means having the right information and ensuring hormone balance.
One of the delights of my job is hearing from experts in the field of bioidentical hormones. Dame Dr Shirley is one of the most experienced practitioners worldwide and comments on a new report in The Times.
HRT has mainly been associated with hormonal cancer risks, but this study also links it to an increased lung cancer risk, and not just in smokers.
Ovarian cancer can pass undetected as it has few warning signs and can strike at any age, including menopause. Do you know what the risk factors, and symptoms, are?
Ovarian cancer is mainly found in women over 50, so menopause is a key time to check your own risk factors. Reducing stress levels is a key element according to new research.
Excess oestrogen and hormone imbalance are associated with endometriosis and endometrial cancer. Diet plays an important role in staying healthy and if you are oestrogen dominant, and love carbonated drinks, you have increased your risk factor.
HRT use has been linked to breast cancer and heart disease, but new studies indicate that there could also be an additional risk for ovarian cancer at menopause.
Cervical cancer is largely a preventable disease, but younger women are being denied screening
With 5 years now being recommended as the maximum time on conventional HRT it is time to look at some of the reasons to go bioidentical that are backed up by research.
Both men and women are at risk when environmental and lifestyle factors expose them to excess oestrogen.