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Who Benefits from MonaLisa Touch Treatment?

The last few blogs have been spent talking about our newest service for women, MonaLisa Touch Chico, that increases blood flow, improves elasticity, and stimulates the vagina to heal itself, decreasing a variety of vaginal discomforts.  Let’s spend Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

Smoking Causes Estrogen Absorption Issues in the Body

If you smoke cigarettes you’ve probably heard the warnings:  you could develop heart disease, lung disease, cancer, or any number of other issues.  But did you know that smoking cigarettes disrupts one of the female body’s most important systems?  Read

Posted in Anxiety, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Symptoms, Uncategorized

Surgery’s Effect on Anti-Müllerian Hormone and Fertility

Ovarian cysts (called ovarian endometrioma) are common in women; sometimes they cause no issues and can be left alone, other times they are highly problematic and need to be considered for removal.  We know the presence of ovarian endometrioma can

Posted in Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Procedures

Uterine Morcellation– Part 3; Assessing Cancer Risk

Let’s continue our topic of Uterine Morcellation as it relates to cancer.  We learned last week that if cancer is suspected/present we want to remove affected organs or tissue in their entirety.  As a specialist and a surgeon, I avoid

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Examinations, Procedures

Uterine Morcellation– Part 2; Suspected or Confirmed Cancer

Last week we introduced Uterine Morcellation by providing a rough overview of what it is and why it is done.  Today, we’re going to talk about Uterine Morcellation as it relates to cancer. In the presence of cancer, it is

Posted in Cancer, Examinations, Fibroids, Hysterectomy, Procedures

Uterine Morcellation Part 1; Overview

We are going to spend the next couple of blogs talking about Uterine Morcellation.  This is an important topic, especially if you are considering any gynecological-related “removal” surgery like fibroid removal or hysterectomy. What is Uterine Morcellation? Uterine Read More…

Posted in Cancer, Hysterectomy, Procedures, Resources, Scars

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! More and more women are surviving breast cancer thanks to better, earlier diagnosis and treatment plans.  But this is still a huge problem today as Breast Cancer is still one of the leading cancers in women.

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Resources

Controllable/Uncontrollable Factors that Contribute to Breast Cancer

About 232,000 women in the United States will become diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year, and about 17% of those women, around 40,000, will not survive.  Although rates of survival have increased in recent years and we are making progress

Posted in Cancer, Diagnosis, Examinations

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  We, the Center for Excellence in Women’s Health Care, consider breast health to be just as important as gynecological health.  And as research continues each year, we learn more and more about how to

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Resources

Estrogen Lowers Breast Cancer Risk Before Age 50

In our blogs we’ve talked a lot about the controversy surrounding Hormone Replacement Therapy, specifically taking estrogen.  For years doctors and researchers have been going back and forth—- first it’s safe to take, then it’s not, then it is but

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones

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