Fertility After Cancer: Know Your Options

Fear and uncertainty go hand-in-hand with a diagnosis of cancer. But for younger people who hope to start a family or have more children in the future, there are even more complex issues to consider. “If a person is of childbearing years or younger, they should see a fertility specialist to discuss their options,” says … Read More

Hormone Therapy: Know the Facts

You may have heard recent news sites debating the effectiveness of Hormone Therapy (HT). Despite a lot of misunderstanding around HT, it is, by far, the most effective treatment available for women struggling with menopause – relieving hot flashes, vaginal dryness and sleeplessness.  It also has been shown to: Reduce by 30 percent the death … 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

A Personal Story of Personalized Cancer Care

We hear it all the time: “What does personalized healthcare mean for patients?” It’s a fair question, and a hard one to answer sometimes because our field is so new. But patient Dana Kachurchak of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, is living proof that this isn’t just about the future. Personalized healthcare is happening now. After Ms. … Read More

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Targeting Tumors

What if you could attack cancer cells without destroying healthy tissue? Treatment for cancer has long involved surgery, followed by chemotherapy or radiation. Over the years, physicians have developed more targeted therapies to destroy cancer more effectively while also reducing the damage treatment does to healthy tissue. One such procedure — called HIPEC (hyperthermic intraoperative … 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