Yeast infections are incredibly common. In fact, seventy-five percent of women will experience at least one yeast infection during their lifetime. Out of those women, about half of them will have two or more recurrences.
LifeStage: 46-60 Years
Worldwide, statistics show that cervical cancer is the fourth-leading deadliest cancer among women. However, cervical cancer is preventable. Read on to learn more about Pap smears, what to expect during the procedure, and how often you should be tested.
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.
Despite the popularity of the play The Vagina Monologues, many of us are uncomfortable discussing our vaginas and related vaginal issues with others. Everything from vaginal discharge to yeast infections to UTI's are either whispered about or simply Googled instead of talked about openly. Google, however, is not a trusted confidante.
“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.
While the world slowed down in 2020, breast and cervical cancer did not. An annual exam is an essential part of your preventative health care, it is your first weapon against these and many other diseases and must be prioritized.
When we were young, many of us found that our elders did their best to prepare us for puberty. They talked to us about our changing bodies and what we could expect to happen within the next few years. We were nervous and excited as we anticipated these changes and witnessed them in ourselves and among our peers. Looking back now on those years, many of us will think, "Well, I'm so glad that's over!"
What many women were not prepared for, however, is how their bodies would continue to change over time. While many are aware that menopause may be on the horizon, they may be less aware that looming much larger and closer is a season known as perimenopause.
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.