You may think you know what breast cancer is, but this one condition covers a myriad of terms, types, and classifications that are complicated to understand. Each of these refers to the quantity, size, spread, location, of cancerous cells and tumors.
You have probably heard about dense breasts and may be wondering what it is. We are here to unravel that for you. Let's begin by telling you what your breasts are made up of.
“I’m feeling really bloated today” is a thought that most women have expressed more than once. On those days where you’re having trouble zipping your jeans, you suddenly feel full after a small meal, or you’re just generally feeling sluggish, bloating might be the culprit. While it is usually not a bad thing, if you’re feeling this way consistently for more than a couple weeks, it’s time to see your doctor to figure out if there is more to it than just run of the mill bloating. While there are many simple reasons to explain it, persistent bloating is also one of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
The thing that most women find so scary about breast cancer is that a diagnosis appears to be completely random, and the older we become, the stronger the risk of breast cancer. With knowledge comes power, learn the risk factors associated with breast cancer, those you can control and those you can not.
Unbelievably, there are almost 4 million women in the United States that have a history of breast cancer. Breast cancer is, in fact, the most common cancer diagnosis for women. Many of us have encouraged friends or family members who have bravely fought breast cancer. It may even be a disease we fear that we will be diagnosed with one day.
While cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer related deaths in women, awareness and screening have helped reduce this statistic greatly over the last few decades. Still, there is work to be done to continue to #savethecervix, work that begins with acknowledging and understanding the risk factors and committing to regular screening.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and The Women's Clinic wants to make sure you are running into 2021 on a mission for great overall health along with an awareness of what it takes to help improve your odds for preventing cervical cancer.
COVID-19 and the preventative measures taken to slow the spread of the virus had an impact on the number of breast cancer diagnoses this past year. Unfortunately, only time will tell how big of an impact it truly had.
October is recognized primarily for its one night of spookiness, costumes, and sugar, but there is a much better reason to celebrate October—Breast Cancer Awareness.
The last thing a woman needs in her life is more guilt, especially when either facing a breast cancer diagnosis or simply getting a breast cancer screening. Let's cover some myths and dispel some rumors...