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Infertility affects approximately 15% of couples. The causes are many and older age is one major factor. With increasing life expectancy and more women pursuing careers, couples have delayed starting a family. Read this article to learn about the available methods to help couples conceive.
Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after 12 months of regular intercourse in the absence of contraception in a woman less than 35 years of age. Many test are available to determine the cause. Read this article to learn more.
The inability to conceive when desired is one of the most difficult challenges for a couple. It creates stress, distress and can lead to marital strife. The issue is complex and typically there are multiple factors that contribute to the infertility. Read this article to learn more.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and a family history of breast cancer is therefore not unusual. There are hereditary syndromes in which a genetic predisposition increases the likelihood of developing breast and other cancers. Read this article to learn more.
Medications to Prevent Breast Cancer
All women and some men are at risk of developing breast cancer. There are medications available to prevent breast cancer but these should only be prescribed to those who are at high risk. Read this article to learn more about these medications.
Breast Cancer Prevention
Approximately 1 of 9 women will develop breast cancer in her life time. Certain women are at higher risk than others. What are the factors that place some women at increased risk? Is there anything that can be done to prevent breast cancer? Read this article to learn more.
Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer screening consists of self-breast examination, clinical examination by a physician and routine imaging, usually with mammography. Read this article to learn about the recommended screening intervals for women at average risk of developing breast cancer.
Atypical Hyperplasia and Other Breast Lesions
Breast cancer doesn’t just appear suddenly but gradually develops over time. Detecting breast tissue in the precancerous stages provides an opportunity to prevent cancer. Read this article to learn more.
Proliferative Breast Disorders
Certain breast disorders are associated with a slightly higher risk of developing breast cancer. Read this article to learn more about these disorders and what should be done if you have this problem.
Benign Breast Disorders
Breast lesions or changes can be an incidental finding on breast imaging or detected on self-breast exam. The first question that pops into a woman’s head is: “Is this breast cancer?” The answer is usually no! Read this article to learn what could cause these problems.
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