Cervical Screenings & Assaulted Women
Cervical cancer screenings can make some women feel anxious, powerless and seriously uncomfortable. Despite these realities, the screenings are really important because they can save lives!
Growing Baby Eggs Into Babies
If you want to make a baby, you need a sperm and a mature egg. Until recently, scientists haven't known how to grow eggs to maturity on their own. But now they have an idea.
Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again
Women who beat cancer with the help of radiation or chemotherapy often damage their eggs in the process. But there may be a way to eventually prevent infertility.
FDA Approves Breast Tissue Ultrasound
The US Food and Drug Administration approved the first ultrasound device for use in combination with a standard mammography in women with dense breast tissue who have a negative mammogram and no symptoms of breast cancer.
An Intimate Cancer
Ladies, if you were asked what your vulva is, would you be able to say? Don’t tell anyone, but this health reporter could not have done so a while back.
Fewer Zzz's May Mean Worse Breast Cancer
It's hard to get a full eight hours of sleep each night. But it's important. For women with breast cancer, it's extremely important.
Radiation May Increase Increased Breast Cancer Risks
Women who inherited one of the BRCA genes already have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. Certain medical tests – performed at certain ages – may increase those increased risks.
Seeing Trends in Cancer and Pregnancy
Most women at prenatal appointments listen to the baby's heartbeat, discuss nutrition or hear general advice from their doctor. But the number hearing a cancer diagnosis is increasing.
Being Fat is No Way to Live
You've heard it a million times. Maybe you make a joke or say, “I really do need to lose some weight.” The fact is, fat isn’t good for you in any way - physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually.
Breast Density and Living
Maybe you’ve been told you have “dense breasts.” This has to do with the types of tissue that make up your breasts. Dense breasts have more types of tissue - such as milk ducts – and less fat. On a mammogram, this tissue shows up white instead of gray, which is fat.