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Gynecologic Cancers and Celebrities
The recent death of Charlotte Brosnan from ovarian cancer and Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a bilateral mastectomy has highlighted the problems of breast and ovarian cancer. Read this article to learn more about hereditary cancers and how to prevent these cancers.
How Does Osteoporosis Occur?
Osteoporosis occurs when the bone density falls to a point that there is an increased risk of fracture with minimal trauma. The risk of developing osteoporosis is determined during childhood and after menopause. Read this article to learn more.
Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination
The identification of HPV as the causative agent for cervical cancer and other genital cancers has paved the way for the development of preventative strategies. The vaccine is the primary weapon. Read this article to learn about the available vaccines to prevent cervical cancer.
Human Papillomavirus Virus
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) causes cervical cancer and other genital cancers. Read this article to learn more about how this virus is transmitted and if you are at risk.
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.
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.
Management of Birth Canal Cancers
A malignancy of the birth canal (BC) can be difficult to detect. The symptoms can be non-specific but any abnormal bleeding, unusual discharge or genital mass warrants further evaluation and prompt treatment. Read this article to learn more about the management of this cancer.
Management of VIN and VAIN
Precancerous lesions of the genital tract are the precursors to cancer. A large percentage of these lesions will resolve spontaneously but it is impossible to know which ones will progress. Read this article to learn how these lesions are treated.
Medical Treatment of Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a common problem in menstruating women. It causes chronic pelvic pain and infertility. The pain can affect the quality of life, interfere with intimate relationships and can be quite debilitating. Read this article to learn about medical treatment.
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.
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