Cancer

What Is the Endometrial Stripe and How Is It Connected to Uterine Cancer?

By NWHN Staff | Nov 8, 2018 | Comments Off on What Is the Endometrial Stripe and How Is It Connected to Uterine Cancer?

When the endometrium shows up on an MRI or ultrasound, it looks like a dark stripe and is sometimes called the endometrial stripe. A stripe more than 11 millimeters is considered thick for this post-menopausal stage. Abnormally thick stripes could be a sign of cancer.

Is It Necessary to Remove the Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes During a Hysterectomy?

By Ali Tweedt | Jul 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Is It Necessary to Remove the Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes During a Hysterectomy?

Doctors often suggest removing the woman’s ovaries during a hysterectomy in order to prevent her from developing ovarian cancer in the future. Removing the ovaries can help reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, but it can increase the risk of heart disease and even death.

Are There Safe Alternatives to Mammograms for Breast Cancer Screening?

By Ali Tweedt | Jun 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Are There Safe Alternatives to Mammograms for Breast Cancer Screening?

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 the best screening test available for breast cancer.

Seven Tips to Keep Your Skin Safe This Summer!

By Ali Tweedt | May 31, 2017 | Comments Off on Seven Tips to Keep Your Skin Safe This Summer!

While we might think that our skin is invincible, too much sun exposure can increase your risk of skin cancer.

Fibroids Treatment Options for Someone With a Family History of Cancer

By Shaniqua Seth | Apr 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Fibroids Treatment Options for Someone With a Family History of Cancer

Do I need to have my ovaries removed to prevent ovarian cancer?

Rx for Change: Oncologists Avoid Using the Best Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

By Charlea T. Massion, MD, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Sep 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Oncologists Avoid Using the Best Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

Why is an ovarian cancer treatment that saves women’s lives being underused?

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

By NWHN Staff | Aug 7, 2015 | Comments Off on Health Facts: No, Abortion Doesn’t Cause Breast Cancer

Abortion opponents 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.

Hysterectomy

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Hysterectomy

A Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus that may involve removal of the cervix, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and other surrounding structures. It may be done for a variety of reasons: Uterine fibroids, bleeding, Uterine prolapse and Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries.

Mammography

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Mammography

Mammography uses X-rays to take images of the breasts and identify cancer when it’s too small to be felt so it can be treated early and aggressively.

Menopause Hormone Therapy and Ovarian Cancer

By NWHN Staff | Jul 9, 2015 | Comments Off on Menopause Hormone Therapy and Ovarian Cancer

Questions about whether hormone therapy might increase women’s cancer risk – particularly breast and ovarian cancer – have been raised for some time.