Overtreatment Impacts Quality of Life
After primary treatment - such as surgery - is finished, many cancer patients begin what's called adjuvant therapy. This additional treatment may include radiation, chemotherapy and/or medication. Researchers now know that adjuvant therapy can be overdone.
Hormone Levels and Uterine Cancer
Maybe you've heard about leptin as it relates to weight control. Leptin is a hormone that the body's fat cells produce, and scientists believe it may play a role in cancer. Is this true for uterine (also known as endometrial) cancer?
Powder Puff Cancer Risks
Using talc or other forms of powder to freshen up the genital area is something women have done for years. This practice has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in several studies. But what about powder and uterine cancer risks?
Older Mothers Have Lower Cancer Risks
Women are having babies and growing their families later in life. In terms of one cancer risk, being older is helpful.
Lymph Nodes and Uterine Cancer
Treating endometrial or uterine cancers typically involves a hysterectomy. Women who have aggressive disease may also undergo a lymphadenectomy to remove lymph nodes.
Gynecological Cancer Radiation Advancement
Radiation therapy of any type can be a lengthy, involved process - often requiring daily treatments over a matter of weeks.
Could Uterine and Breast Cancers be Prevented?
The female hormone estrogen can wreak havoc on a woman's body if it it gets out of hand, promoting the development of breast and endometrial (uterine) cancers.
Bone Rx may Break Uterine Cancer Risks
A certain class of drugs known as bisphosphonates is extremely helpful in boosting bone density. They are commonly prescribed to treat osteoporosis. An ongoing trial suggest these medications may offer additional benefits.
Do Contraceptives Increase Your Cancer Risks?
You're taking the pill, or maybe you've tried one of the injectable contraceptives. Now you hear something about an association between birth control and cancer and you start to freak. No need to.
11 Symptoms Women Shouldn't Ignore
Let's face it - a woman's body is mysterious. It bleeds and discharges and cramps and swells and gets exhausted.