Cancer is the leading cause of death around the world. Every year, approximately 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer and 7.6 million of them will die from the disease.
For World Cancer Day in 2017, individuals and organizations are adopting the “We can. I can” approach to cancer. This means that organizations and individuals will both do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
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As women, we face unique health challenges. In order to maintain long-term health, prevention and early detection of medical conditions and diseases is key. Depending on your stage of life, the following exams are recommended.
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While most people are aware that breast cancer is an issue, many still don’t take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages. Every October, doctors, nurses and organizations use this month to raise awareness for the detection of breast cancer.
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Ovarian cancer occurs when cells that are not normal grow in one or both of your ovaries. It most often affects women who are past menopause. Ovarian cancer may cause early symptoms such as bloating, pain in your belly or pelvis, trouble eating, or urinary problems. Continue reading “Understanding Ovarian Cancer”
While ovarian cancer is only the ninth most common cancer in women, it is the leading cause of death for cancers of the female reproductive system. The ovaries are responsible for releasing eggs during ovulation and producing female hormones. Over time, cancerous cells can develop on ovarian tissue.
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If you’re scheduling your first gynecology visit and are curious what a gynecologist is, you aren’t alone.
Many women have questions when it comes to seeing a gynecologist and when they should schedule an appointment.
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March is Endometriosis Awareness month – a good time to learn more about a disease that affects nearly 176 million women worldwide. Continue reading “Could Your Pelvic Pain be Endometriosis?”
Cervical Cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, yet over 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed with it each year.
Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and is found in about 99% of cervical cancers. While almost 90% of HPV infections resolve on their own within 2 years, high-risk types of HPV may cause cervical cancer.
Regular PAP screenings and HPV tests can help to diagnose pre-cancerous cell changes early and possibly prevent cervical cancer. Continue reading “Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month?”
While menstrual flow can vary from person to person, there can be a lot of reasons behind a heavy menstrual flow.
Known as menorrhagia, heavy menstrual bleeding in women can be caused by many things. So what causes heavy flow and what can be done about it? Continue reading “What Do I Need to Know About My Heavy Flow”
If you have pelvic pain that occurs for more than two weeks a month and has been there for more than six months, you might be suffering from Chronic Pelvic Pain, or CPP. Continue reading “Should I Get a Hysterectomy for Chronic Pelvic Pain?”