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HRT and breast cancer risk: the bogeyman in perspective

In this article Professor Isaac Manyonda, Consultant Gynaecologist, looks in more detail at HRT and the risk of breast cancer. It can be argued that 'the big C' - breast cancer - is a major determinant of whether women take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or not. Yes, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the developed world, accounting for 30% of all cancers in these women. And as we approach October, breast cancer awareness month, this fact is ever more pertinent.
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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) describes a group of long-term conditions that cause the digestive tract to become inflamed (red and swollen). Dr Jamal Hayat, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Parkside Private Hospital, explains the main symptoms and causes of IBD. He also discusses how IBD is diagnosed and possible treatments that can help.

Bunions: Symptoms and causes

The term ‘bunion’ refers to a bony bump at the base of your big toe. While many people will be familiar with what a bunion looks like, not many people know what the causes and symptoms of a bunion are. In our latest blog post, Mr Amit Amin, Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, takes a closer look.