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7 Benefits of Skipping Periods With Birth Control

Periods are a part of life for women, but many women would like to be able to control when they happen. Others may have a history of difficult periods and just want to do without the stress. Taking birth control pills continuously represents a common and safe method for managing menstrual disturbances and other associated … Read More

7 Key Questions to Ask Your Oncologist

It can be hard to know what questions to ask when your doctor says you have cancer. Since oncologists often present “just the facts,” without necessarily opening up the floor for questions, it’s good to be proactive. After a cancer diagnosis, here are seven questions I suggest patients ask: 1. Where do you recommend getting … Read More

Body Fat and Gynecological Cancer

The benefits of staying fit and active are many — and if you’re a woman, here’s one more to add to the list:  Being in good shape reduces your risk of uterine cancer by 70 percent. Can you go 5 years between Pap tests? Uterine cancer Endometrial cancer develops in the lining of the uterus … Read More

Hysterectomies: Are They Always Non-Negotiable?

Many women hear that they need a hysterectomy to cure problems like heavy vaginal bleeding. After all, removing the uterus and/or ovaries has been the standard treatment for many years. But hysterectomy is not a woman’s only option today. Hysterectomy has major implications for your body and life. You need to ask yourself questions like, … Read More

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