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The Correlation Between Sugary Beverage Intake and An Increased Risk of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Female Patients

Bottles of assorted global soft drinks

The increased incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer occurred simultaneously with considerably increased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (drinks with added sugar) in the US from 1977 – 2001.

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Vaginal Cancer

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Vaginal cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the surface of the vagina, which is sometimes called the birth canal. Although several types of cancer can spread to the vagina from other places in the body, like the cervix, primary vaginal cancer (cancer that begins in the vagina) is very rare. Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma are the two main types of primary vaginal cancer.

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Endometrial Cancer

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Uterine cancer occurs in the endometrium which is the inner lining of the uterus. The cause of uterine cancer is not fully understood. However, women who have elevated levels of estrogen, that are not offset by progesterone, are more likely to develop this type of cancer.

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Are Cancer Survivors’ Follow-Up Care Needs Being Met?

Young woman with cancer hugging her daughter indoors

Many cancer survivors are not getting the follow-up care they want or even the care they need.

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How Important is an Annual Exam?

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  As cervical cancer screening recommendations have changed in the last few years, women were thrilled to find out they no longer needed an annual Pap smear. However, even if women only need that test once every 3 to 5

Posted in Cancer, Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Examinations, Insurance / Billing / Claims, Menopause, Overall Women's Health Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hysterectomies: the Why, the What & the When

What is a hysterectomy?  A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, a muscular reproductive organ of the female body. The operation may be performed via abdominal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy. A hysterectomy Read More…

Posted in Cancer, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Procedures, Resources, Side-Effects, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments Tagged with: , , ,

Could Your Abdominal Pain Be Due to Fibroids?

About 80% of women who have fibroids experience no symptoms. The other 20% may experience pain or other discomforts due to the size of the fibroids. These include heavy bleeding during your period or between periods, and prolonged periods. Another

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Don’t Hesitate to Schedule Your Regular Health Exams

When you come in for regular exams, we are looking for anything abnormal based on your personal history. If we don’t find anything, you get to walk out of our office as happy and healthy as when you walked in.

Posted in Cancer, Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations

Is MonaLisa Touch Safe for Younger Women (20s-40s)?

If you follow our blog posts, you probably know by now that MonaLisa Touch is designed to drastically reduce or eliminate the painful and annoying symptoms of menopause.  Vaginal atrophy symptoms like dryness, burning, itching, painful intercourse, and Read More…

Posted in Bladder, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms Helped by MonaLisa Touch

I was doing some browsing online looking at the various clinical trials that are being conducted in the field of gynecology– specifically regarding vaginal atrophy symptoms.  Vaginal atrophy, as you know from my other blogs, happens because of lowered Read

Posted in Bladder, Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Symptoms, Treatments

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