40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in American women. Since then, the number of deaths has significantly decreased due to increased awareness of the symptoms and testing methods for this disease. Although the numbers have improved, approximately 12,000 women will be diagnosed and 4,120 will die from the disease this year. » Read more about: Cervical Cancer Detection & Prevention »
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. » Read more about: 4 Essential Medical Exams for Women »
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. » Read more about: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month »
According to a recent article by the American Association for Cancer Research1, 16 percent of women will get called back for further testing after their first mammogram, and 10 percent will be called after subsequent mammograms. While the call-back percentage is high, only about 0.5 percent of those women will have cancer. » Read more about: The Truth About Mammogram False Positives »
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. » Read more about: What You Should Know When it’s Time for Your First Gynecology Visit »
March is Endometriosis Awareness month – a good time to learn more about a disease that affects nearly 176 million women worldwide. » Read more about: 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. » Read more about: Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month? »
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. » Read more about: Should I Get a Hysterectomy for Chronic Pelvic Pain? »
According to the Mayo Clinic, three out of four women will experience a yeast infection at one point in their lives.
Even though they’re common, vaginal yeast infections are one of the most misunderstood health problems in women. To avoid the misconceptions associated with vaginal yeast infections, here’s everything you should know. » Read more about: Vaginal Yeast Infections – What You Should Know »
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: » Read more about: Breast Cancer Prevention Tips »