Cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers affecting women. In past years, medical researchers have reported a significant decrease in incidences of cervical cancer, which has been attributed to increase in regular Pap tests being performed. Pap tests are a crucial part of preventing cervical cancer since they can detect precancerous lesions and abnormal cell growth before cancer develops.
Most cervical cancer cases are related to the human papillomavirus (HPV). This sexually transmitted infection can influence the development of cervical cancer as it aids in the abnormal growth of cervical cells.
These cells do not always develop in the same way, which is why there are 3 discernible types of cervical cancer.
If you are pregnant, summertime is probably not your best friend.
You already know how uncomfortable you feel even with the AC cranked up, and how quickly any kind of activity wears you out. You are familiar with the humidity and the hot temperatures, but be aware also that the heat of summer can result in many unhealthy effects for you and your baby.
Many women experience weight gain as a side effect to menopause. Your body is trying to deal with a reduction in estrogen, and as a result, you are likely to see a few extra pounds added to your frame.
The worst part of this news is that women are not always using best practices when they attempt to lose this added weight during postmenopause. The transition of menopause leaves a woman’s body susceptible to many risks including osteoporosis and heart disease.
Fortunately, by making small changes to your diet and exercise routine, you can lose the weight in a way that is truly healthy for a postmenopausal woman.
New moms may think they are ready to tackle anything once they’re at home with their sweet baby. After all, they have been through nine months of ups and downs, difficult sleeping, and morning sickness. Now that they have given birth, it should be smooth sailing, right?
There are some common health issues for new mothers, so it’s best to be prepared both physically and emotionally to handle what may come next.
National and Worldwide Endometriosis Awareness Month is upon us, so it’s the perfect time to separate some of the lingering myths about this chronic condition from the facts, especially for young women.
Maybe you have not been diagnosed with this condition, but you experience severe and debilitating pain during your menstrual cycle or during intercourse. You may think this is just normal and how all women feel, so your first reaction is to tough it out.
You might be surprised to learn that is not at all normal.
Hearing the news that your cancer is cured is one of the greatest and most relieving feelings! After the initial wave of happiness, however, you may have a lot of questions about what comes next.
You may have seen the term “BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 testing” being used on the internet in regard to breast cancer, but are you unsure about what it means? The simple explanation is this: BRCA1 and BRCA 2 are genes that help repair damaged DNA. Damaged DNA can lead to tumor growth. When either of these genes do not function properly, cells are more likely to develop genetic alterations that can lead to cancer.
It is possible to test for BRCA 1 & 2 mutations, but is it necessary for you? Having all of the information can help you make an informed decision.
The team at Associates in Womens Health will be participating in the 2017 Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure® on Sunday, October 8th. We encourage all of you to join us in this cause!
As common as uterine fibroids are, it was only a matter of time before a month was dedicated to it in an effort to help raise awareness, research, and funding. If you’re not familiar with the condition, you may be surprised to learn that by age 50, as many as 70% of white females and 80% of African American females have had fibroids. And if you are familiar with it, you most likely know there are many powerful and successful treatment options available to conquer the condition.
Often times, uterine polyps and uterine fibroids are categorized as the same condition. However, these two reproductive health issues are very different in their nature and how they’re treated.
In order to understand the differences, we must first understand each condition.