Category: Gynecology

Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month?

Teal awareness ribbonCervical 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?”

Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

Breast Cancer Awareness posterOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over their lifetime.

While some factors that increase your chance of getting breast cancer are out of your control, such as age and family history, there are some things you can do to decrease your chance of developing invasive breast cancer: Continue reading “Breast Cancer Prevention Tips”

Treatment Options for Heavy Bleeding

Heavy BleedingThere is actually a name for this type of condition. It is called Menorrhagia. There can be fluctuations in the amount of bleeding from one woman to the next, but for some women the bleeding and cramping would be enough to cause an interruption in their lives each month. If you do, in fact, have Menorrhagia, then there are a number of different causes as well as different treatments depending on the cause. You will need to speak to your doctor about your concerns in order to reach a diagnosis.

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Surviving Hot Flashes

Coping with the menopauseMenopause does come with some benefits, including the freedom of not having to deal with menstruation once a month. However, it also causes negative symptoms; the most common of which being hot flashes. Hot flashes are a hormonal condition that causes women to feel overwhelming heat in their face, neck and chest. These simple remedies can help you find relief from hot flashes.

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Reasons to Look Forward to Menopause

Middle Aged Woman Reading Magazine Over BreakfastMost people associate menopause with hot flashes and getting older. However, women may be surprised about the positive changes menopause can bring to your life.

1. No More PMS

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, PMS can cause a range of physical and emotional issues for at least 85 percent of menstruating women. Though the beginning of menopause can cause some hormonal issues, it can also provide relief from food cravings, irritability and exhaustion.

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