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Women’s Health

Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers among women – with 1 in 8 British women being diagnosed at some point in their life. The vast majority of women who get breast cancer are post-menopausal and in their 50s, but it can affect women of any age.  read more about Triple assessment: the gold standard of breast screening
When Lucy O’Connor suffered complications from a surgery, she turned to King Edward VII’s Hospital to make sure she had the correct treatment that enabled a full recovery. read more about Patient stories: road to recovery
Endometriosis is often described as a silent disease. But for the 10% of British women of reproductive age who suffer with it, this chronic condition is far from silent. We spoke to Holly Patel, a patient who underwent extensive surgery at King Edward VII’s Hospital to help combat her debilitating symptoms and get her life back. read more about Patient stories: living with endometriosis
According to the charity Endometriosis UK, 1 in 10 women of reproductive age in the UK suffer from endometriosis. Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects the cells of the lining of the womb. read more about Endometriosis and exercise: a personal story of triumph over pain
What are the risks of missing a ‘smear’ test (or cervical screening), why are they being missed and what can be done to improve uptake rates? read more about Smear test rates plunge: why, and what can be done about it?
Breast reconstruction is the partial - or total - rebuilding of a woman’s breast following breast surgery, usually as a result of breast cancer. read more about Breast reconstruction surgery: what to expect
Mr Daniel Leff, Consultant in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery at King Edward VII's Hospital, takes us through all the things you always wanted to know about breast cancer - but were too scared to ask. read more about All the things you wanted to know about breast cancer – but never dared ask
Endometriosis is a long term gynaecological condition that can cause a range of symptoms, including pelvic pain, especially around the time of a woman’s period. read more about Endometriosis: what is it and how is it treated?
This different and difficult time is bringing a lot of concern to many generations.  Talking about fertility, trying to get pregnant and pregnancy can be particularly stressful.  It can bring along worry, anxiety and loneliness.  We are going into unchartered waters and this, in its own right, brings fear. read more about Pregnancy and early motherhood during Covid-19
Maintaining your overall health and seeking treatment for any health problems that might affect your fertility, may help to increase your chances of conceiving. read more about Help with conceiving: tips for boosting fertility