September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month. This is a national recognition established by the Foundation for Women’s Cancer in 1999. For over 50 years routine pap smears have helped screen for cervical cancer and help reduce the morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer by 70%. With the widespread use of Gardasil and improved screening fewer …

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I feel like a woman.

“I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.” These were the words of Angelina Jolie, as she recently openly discussed her choice to have a double-mastectomy to reduce her chance of getting breast cancer. Media outlets have been …

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HRT reduces risk of heart failure and heart attack.

A paper published in the BMJ Group’s Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare cast doubt on the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and the Million Women Study, which associated hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with an increased risk of breast cancer. As years go by it is becoming more evident that the Million Women Study is …

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