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A Hormone Therapy Benefit for Postmenopausal Women
Hormone therapy is often used to ease symptoms like hot flashes in postmenopausal women. But this practice may have another benefit.
Teen Girls and the HPV Vaccine
In the US, routine HPV vaccination is recommended for all girls before age 13. So why are so many still not getting vaccinated?
What Women Need to Know About Blood Clots
Taking "the pill" has become a routine part of life for many women around the world. But that doesn't mean birth control pills are entirely without risk.
Ultrasound First, Possible Benefits Later
Doctors use several tools to examine women who might have pelvic problems. These tools include CT scans, MRIs, X-rays and ultrasounds. One of those tools may now be the preferred first choice.
FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for Cancer Prevention
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a vaccine to prevent several types of cancer associated with human papillomavirus (HPV).
3-D Mammograms Found Cancer More Often
A mammogram can be a useful tool for finding breast cancer in women, but sometimes getting a standard mammogram may not be enough. A new study suggests that 3-D mammography may detect cancer more often than a mammogram alone.
Considering Cervical Cancer Screenings
If cancer could actually be prevented through a routine screening, everyone would complete that screening, right? That is the idea behind cervical cancer screenings for women.
Testing Cancer Tissue Mid-Surgery
Surgeons don’t always know what’s going on inside the body until they get in there. With uterine cancer, an old lab technique may help doctors in the middle of the surgery.
Less Is More In Breast Radiation
After breast cancer surgery, radiation therapy is commonly given. Radiotherapy is used to get rid of cancer cells that can linger after surgery. Typically, the therapy is given daily for five weeks. Shorter and lower dose radiotherapy may become the new standard.
Young Breast Cancer Patients Respond Better
Breast cancer is rare in young women under the age of 35. Unfortunately, it’s generally more aggressive in these women. The good news is that youth has its advantages in fighting breast cancer.