Approximately 3,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. Awareness is on the increase, with many women wanting to arm themselves with accurate information. This no-nonsense guide gives you clear facts about cervical cancer, explaining in detail the screening process, why regular check-ups are important and how to overcome the physical and emotional challenges that cervical cancer can bring. Written by a survivor of cervical cancer, this sensitive book takes women through the entire process: from check-ups and diagnosis, through to treatment options and aftercare. Practical strategies for supporting relatives are included, together with advice for parents and teachers wanting to talk to young people about the risks. If you have just received a diagnosis of cervical cancer, or you want to know more about gynaecological health, this comprehensive guide will provide you with the clear and sensitive advice you need. Cervical Cancer The Essential Guide also includes a foreword by Dr Anne Szarewski (Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine).
Mary Lunnen began writing at an early age and became passionate about 'words for well-being' the day she was diagnosed with cancer in 1994. The journal she started that day became a compilation of women's stories, published as Flying in the Face of Fear in 1998. She launched Dare to Blossom Life Coaching in 2003 and works with people wanting to achieve their potential and love the lives they live. She has contributed articles to various magazines and published 'Dare to Blossom: Coaching and Creativity' in 2008. Mary lives with her husband, Dave, in Cornwall.