The death of the Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding, from breast cancer at the age of 39 understandably raises the question as to why young women are not called for breast screening. The answer is not straightforward. Let’s start by looking at what a screening test is A screening test takes a group of people with no symptoms and looks to see if it can find evidence of a dise ...
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How can PRP treat knee joint injuries?
Professor Paul Lee goes into detail about how Platelet rich plasma differs depending on the various conditions it could be used to treat.
Stop Press: Women Get Hernias Too!
As hernias are much more common in men than in women (for reasons I shall explain later) it is not surprising that some people think that women don’t get them at all. But, of course, they still can. What is a Hernia? The technical definition of a hernia, that was drummed into us as medical students is “the protrusion of part, or the whole, of a viscus through the wall ...
Looking at Rugby Players’ Groins!
Watching Johnny May score 3 tries in under half an hour against France recently really emphasised the importance of all the training and conditioning that is required to make a world class athlete. The speed, power, strength and agility that he showed, with such sporting devastation, was the end result of hard work, not only from him, but also of all of his “backroom” team. The ...
The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer survivors, Prof Trisha Greenhalgh and Dr Liz O’Riordan’s The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer ‘guides patients and their relatives through the full breast cancer experience from day 1 of diagnosis.’
Macmillan cancer support calls it ‘a much needed guide which is both humane and based on robust evidence’
Athelete's with Gilmore's Groin
Mr Simon Marsh addresses the issue of how people with Gilmore's Groin can avoid repair with a mesh.Mr Simon Marsh addresses the issue of how people with Gilmore's Groin can avoid repair with a mesh.