Beating Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer is a leading cause of death in both women and men. Over the past decades, an increased understanding of its development and treatment has lead to improved prevention, early diagnosis and survival. Read this article to learn how you can beat this devastating malignancy.
Beating Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancer, like many other medical conditions, can be beat. But you can’t defeat an enemy if you don’t know you have one and if you are not properly armed. Read this article to arm yourself with information on how to defeat this potentially deadly cancer.
Beating Ovarian Cancer
Is it possible to prevent ovarian cancer? Is it possible to successfully treat ovarian cancer? Read this article to find out.
Cancer of the Birth Canal
Malignancy of the birth canal (BC) is extremely rare, representing 3% of cancers of the female genital tract. This is the least discussed reproductive organ cancer yet it too can be devastating causing significant morbidity and mortality. Read this article to learn more.
Cancer Screening Tests
There is something you can do to prevent cancer! Read this article to learn about the recommended screening tests which are easy to obtain and can be life saving.
Causes of Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial cancers can be grouped into 2 types. The most common type usually results from excessive estrogen exposure. Read this article to learn more about the signs of this cancer.
Cervical Cancer Prevention
Cervical cancer can be prevented. Fortunately we have the ability to offer primary and secondary prevention. Read this article to learn how you can save your life and the lives of your sisters, mothers, daughters and friends.
Cervical Cancer Screening
The institution of routine Pap test has reduced the incidence of cervical cancer by 50% over the past 3 decades but it still remains a problem. It is the second most common cancer in women worldwide. New screening test are now available which augments the pap. Read this article to learn more.
Diagnosis of VIN and VAIN
Cancers of the vulva and birth canal typically present as precancerous lesions, which provides a window of opportunity to prevent the transition to cancer. Read this article to learn how precancerous lesions are diagnosed.
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.
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.
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.
Precancerous Lesions of the Genital Tract
The cancers of the vulva and birth canal typically develop over a long period of time. This precancerous phase represents an opportunity to prevent the development of cancer. The precancerous lesions are called vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) and VAIN. Read this article to find out more.
Risk Factors for Endometrial Cancer
Risk factors are specific elements that seem to be associated with a defined outcome. Knowing these can lead to the identification of causative agents. Endometrial cancer has specific risk factors. Read this article to learn more.
Understanding Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It is possible for the body to fight the infection but in some cases the infection persist leading to cancer over time. Read this article to learn how you can prevent this from happening to you.
Understanding Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. This cancer can be beat. Read this article to learn more.
Understanding Endometrial Cancer
Endometrial Cancer is a malignancy of the lining of the uterus. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer of the female genital tract in developed countries. Read this article to learn about signs and symptoms of this cancer.
Understanding Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is a malignancy of the female reproductive organ: the ovaries. This diagnosis typically strikes fear in all, due to the poor prognosis. However, not all ovarian cancers are the same and this article explains the differences.
Understanding Vulvar Cancer
Vulvar cancer is the 4th most common cancer of the female genital tract. It develops from precancerous or intraepithelial lesion and the consequences of both treatment and no treatment are potentially life altering. Read this article to learn more.
Vulvar Cancer Presentation
Vulvar cancer can be difficult to detect and treat, contributing to significant morbidity and mortality. Its existence may also indicate the presence of another, nearby malignancy. Read this article to understand the presenting symptoms of vulvar cancer.
Vulvar Cancer Treatment
The fourth most common cancer of the female genital tract can be beaten. Once a diagnosis has been confirmed by biopsy then treatment options can be considered. Read this article to learn about vulvar cancer treatments
Vulvar Cancer Types
Vulvar cancer comprises 5% of the cancers of the female genital tract. Although less common, this malignancy can still contribute to significant morbidity and mortality in women. Read this article to learn about the different types.
Who Gets Colorectal Cancer?
Colorectal cancer is ranked #3 in the top causes of cancer death in women in the U.S. The death rates have decreased over the past 20 years but there is still an opportunity to decrease the death rates further. Read this article to find out if you are at risk.
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