We’re Still Here: Why the HHS Censoring Women’s Health Matters

By: Negar Esfandiari The internet is a big part of healthcare in the current moment. If you have a sore throat, you might check WebMD for symptoms of strep throat or a cold. Upon finding a new mole, maybe you’ll take to Google to determine whether or not you should show it to your doctor. … Continued

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Far too many women, 1 in 8 to be precise, are diagnosed with breast cancer.  Thanks to earlier detection – through screening and increased awareness – and better treatments, a woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer has dropped almost 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, saving 322,000 lives. Reductions in the unnecessary use of … Continued

Safe Mammogram Alternatives for Breast Cancer Screening?

Are thermography and ultrasounds safe and beneficial alternatives for mammograms? How accurate are they and what information do they provide? Despite claims that thermography and ultrasounds are acceptable alternatives to mammograms, neither has been proven to be as good as mammography for routine breast cancer screenings. According to the American Cancer society, mammograms are still … Continued

What’s the Most Effective Way to Screen for Breast Cancer

My wife and I are preparing for our yearly mammogram; however, we have questions on which type of mammogram to get. Should I just do a regular digital mammogram or is there a more comprehensive or specialized sonogram mammogram?   The two main types of mammography are film-screen mammography and digital mammography. Both involve a … Continued

I Want to Stop Anastrozole, BUT!

My oncologist prescribed Anastrozole and I’ve been taking it since July 2016. My arthritis has flared up since. What are the side effects associated with using this drug?    Anastrozole has become popular for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. It’s been found to be more effective than the former leading drug for breast cancer … Continued

Lies in the Exam Room

Anti-choice activists have been adamant about perpetuating the myth that abortion causes an increased risk of developing breast cancer. This misinformation is used to coerce women into not having an abortion. An astounding 17 states currently require that women be given misleading and incorrect information on the risks of an abortion before they go through … Continued

Lies in the Exam Room

Opponents of reproductive choice have spent years attempting to frighten women by spreading misinformation about a non-existent link between having an abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer. There is no evidence of such a link, and no research scientists or breast cancer activists support the claim. Nonetheless, anti-choice organizations continue their attempts to … Continued

Weighing Your Mammography Options

I would like to know which mammogram 2D or 3D is recommended. While I’m only 46 years old I decided to get yearly mammograms beginning last year as there is a high rate of all sorts of cancers in my family.   In the United States, breast cancer is the second most common form of … Continued

Thanks A Million – 17.6 Million to be Exact!

It’s the week of Thanksgiving – which has me thinking about the million reasons I have to be thankful. So on behalf of everyone at the National Women’s Health Network, I want to thank you for your generous support. From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you for all you have done … Continued

Health Facts: No, Abortion Doesn’t Cause Breast Cancer

The Problem Opponents of reproductive choice have spent years attempting to frighten women by touting a non-existent link between abortion and an increased risk of breast cancer. There is no evidence of such a link and the claim is not supported by research scientists or breast cancer activists. Nonetheless, anti-choice organizations continue their attempts to … Continued