Gynecology

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016

While most people are aware that breast cancer is an issue, many still don’t take the necessary steps to detect the disease in its early stages. Every October, doctors, nurses and organizations use this month to raise awareness for the detection of breast cancer.


Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

While ovarian cancer is only the ninth most common cancer in women, it is the leading cause of death for cancers of the female reproductive system. The ovaries are responsible for releasing eggs during ovulation and producing female hormones. Over time, cancerous cells can develop on ovarian tissue.


When Should I Have a Gynecology Exam?

If you’re scheduling your first gynecology visit and are curious what a gynecologist is, you aren’t alone.


Could Your Pelvic Pain be Endometriosis?

March is Endometriosis Awareness month – a good time to learn more about a disease that affects nearly 176 million women worldwide.


Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month?

Cervical Cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer, yet over 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed with it each year.


Should I Get a Hysterectomy for Chronic Pelvic Pain?

If you have pelvic pain that occurs for more than two weeks a month and has been there for more than six months, you might be suffering from Chronic Pelvic Pain, or CPP.


Learn the ABCs of HPV

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is an incredibly common disease that is actually a group of more than 100 viruses.


Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to breastcancer.org, one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over their lifetime. While some factors that increase your chance of getting breast cancer are out of your control, such as age and family history, there are some things you can do to decrease your chance of developing […]


Is a Yearly Pelvic Exam or Pap Smear Still Necessary?

Women no longer need to dread their annual pelvic exam! According to the American College of Physicians, a pelvic exam and a pap smear aren’t necessary to have every year. So what changed and is this the safest decision for women?


Surviving Hot Flashes

Menopause does come with some benefits, including the freedom of not having to deal with menstruation once a month. However, it also causes negative symptoms; the most common of which being hot flashes. Hot flashes are a hormonal condition that causes women to feel overwhelming heat in their face, neck and chest. These simple remedies […]