By Olga Kenyon
This inspiring and engaging publication is the 1st really complete learn of women's letters ever released. Organised via material, and protecting quite a lot of subject matters from politics, paintings and warfare, to formative years, love and sexual ardour. '800 Years of Women's Letter' unearths the intensity, breadth and variety of women's lives in the course of the a long time. the following Holoise writes to Abelad of her timeless devotion, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woofl correspond approximately existence and writing, and Queen Victoria complains to Robert Peel concerning the forget of Buckingham Palace. Many extra girls write letters that display the compassion, humour, love and tenacity with which they confront the customarily tough conditions of way of life. this is often an exciting perception, and an extraordinary chance to learn the genuine phrases of actual ladies, of their personal intimate language. "No literary shape is extra revealing, extra spontaneous of extra person than a letter." P D James
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Again, the menopause can begin as early as 35 years, and the use of oral contraceptives and/or hormone replacement therapy may delay the natural menopause and hence increase the risk of breast cancer appearing subsequently. It will become increasingly important for the physician to consider each individual women on the basis of the overall risks and benefits arising from the use of such hormonal agents, and also to be aware of the factors contributing to such risks. Nevertheless, the reproductive life of the woman and her steroid hormone secretions and intake are only a part of a complex sequence of events which might lead to breast cancer.
Callcer Res. Treat. E. L. (1984). Failure of subcutaneous mastectomy to prevent the development of breast cancer. I. Surg. , 26, 198-201. 41 Chapter 4 Hormonal and Reproductive Factors - New Evidence M. JAWED IQBAL and W. TAYLOR Introduction Three major hormone-related events in the life of a women influence the risk of her developing breast cancer. These events are: age at onset of menstruation (menarche), age at the menopause, and age at which she has her first full-term pregnancy (FFTP). In Western women, breast cancer risk is increased by an early menarche, a late menopause, or a late FFTP.
800 Years of Women's Letters by Olga Kenyon