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Why the Debate about Breast Cancer Screening?

Every woman dreads the terrible diagnosis of breast cancer, the leading cancer in women worldwide. Wanting to catch abnormal signs early, many women heed...

Should Women with Breast Cancer Opt for Double Mastectomies?

This year alone, the American Cancer Society estimates that doctors will find over 300,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States. When...
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Can birth control pills be used to eliminate your period?

Menstruation is a healthy and normal part of being a woman. The arrival of one’s first period marks the change from girlhood to womanhood...
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Sex and Menopause

Our bodies are a stew of hormones and chemicals and enzymes and all sorts of exotic-sounding ingredients. For many women, this concoction bubbles along...

What is a Biophysical Profile?

Most women go through a battery of prenatal tests during the course of their pregnancy. But if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or...

How do I Give Myself a Breast Self Examination?

Why do I need to give myself a breast self examination? Finding a tumor before the cancer has spread to other parts of your body...
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Newer birth control pills may raise blood clot risk

Blood clots have been a known risk of oral contraceptives since the 1990s, but for most women, the chances seemed small enough to justify...

Can ovarian cysts have hair, teeth and skin?

One of the most common types of ovarian cysts that we see in young women is the dermoid cyst. These cysts form from very...

What you should know about mammograms

Can a mammogram save my life? Mammograms -- X-ray pictures of the breasts -- are a valuable but imperfect tool for detecting breast cancer. The...
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Breast Cancer – Start here…

How does breast cancer occur? Breast cells become cancerous when they mutate and start to multiply at an abnormally fast pace, crowding out healthy tissue....