What You Should Know When it’s Time for Your First Gynecology Exam

If you’re scheduling your first gynecology visit and are curious what a gynecologist is, you aren’t alone.

Many women have questions when it comes to seeing a gynecologist and when they should schedule an appointment. Continue reading “What You Should Know When it’s Time for Your First Gynecology Exam”

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!

Teal awareness ribbonCervical Cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, yet over 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed with it each year.

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and is found in about 99% of cervical cancers. While almost 90% of HPV infections resolve on their own within 2 years, high-risk types of HPV may cause cervical cancer.

Regular PAP screenings and HPV tests can help to diagnose pre-cancerous cell changes early and possibly prevent cervical cancer. Continue reading “January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month!”

Belly Fat After Menopause – What’s the Cause?

Menopause written in search bar on virtual screenMenopause brings about many unpleasant changes such as loss of menstruation, hot flashes,irritability, depression — but does it increase your belly fat? There are different ways to control the symptoms of menopause. What do physicians suggest to control belly fat? Continue reading “Belly Fat After Menopause – What’s the Cause?”

Surviving Hot Flashes

Caution - Menopause AheadMenopause does come with some benefits, including the freedom of not having to deal with menstruation once a month. However, it also causes negative symptoms; the most common of which being hot flashes. Hot flashes are a hormonal condition that causes women to feel overwhelming heat in their face, neck and chest. These simple remedies can help you find relief from hot flashes.

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Breast Cancer Statistics You Need to Know

October  is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is actually one of the most common cancers in American Women. Luckily, with early detection and treatment women can begin to fight back against this deadly cancer. Here are just a few statistics you may not be aware of!

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly women’s cancers, affecting approximately 22,880 women each year. During ovarian cancer, one or more malignant cancerous cells are found in the ovaries, which are almond-shaped organs located on each side of the uterus. Continue reading “September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month”