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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: , , ,

New Studies Suggest Using Mirena IUD Lowers Risk of Certain Cancers

The Mirena IUD is marketed as a highly effective form of contraception.  It stays in the uterus for up to 5 years, delivers a constant level of hormones, and it is incredibly reliable.  Ladies can use the Mirena IUD for

Posted in Birth Control, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Ovarian Cancer, Periods/Menstruation, Symptoms, Treatments

Endometriosis and Lifelong Ovarian Cancer Risk

In the last couple of years there has been some new research done that has shown that Endometriosis patients are at somewhat of an increased lifelong risk for two unusual types of ovarian cancer:  clear cell ovarian cancer and ovarian

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Ovarian Cancer, Procedures, Treatments, Uncategorized

Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes Removed to Cut Cancer Risk

About two years ago Angelina Jolie made headlines when she told the public she had undergone a double mastectomy after learning she carried a specific gene mutation that had a very high risk of developing into breast cancer. Now, after

Posted in Cancer, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Ovarian Cancer, Procedures, Treatments

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