LifeStage: 46-60 Years

Pap Smear: Overview, Indications, Preparation

|   June 17, 2021   |   Gynecology

Pap Smear: Overview, Indications, Preparation

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. 

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Defining Breast Cancer

|   June 10, 2021   |   Cancer, Mammograms

Defining Breast Cancer

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.

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Sometimes Bloating Is A Big Deal

|   May 13, 2021   |   Cancer, Gynecology

Sometimes Bloating Is A Big Deal

“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.

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Control What You Can: Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

|   April 27, 2021   |   Cancer, Mammograms

Control What You Can: Risk Factors for Breast 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. 

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Perimenopause: What You Should Expect

|   April 13, 2021   |   Gynecology, Menopause

Perimenopause: What You Should Expect

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. 

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A Normal BMI Doesn’t Clear Your Risk for Breast Cancer

|   March 24, 2021   |   Cancer, Mammograms

A Normal BMI Doesn’t Clear Your Risk for Breast Cancer

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.

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