Are you experiencing pelvic pain that just won’t go away? Pelvic pain is just one of many symptoms women may experience when diagnosed with uterine fibroids also known as “leiomyoma” or “myoma”. Fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. Fibroids can range in size from seedlings, undetectable to the eye, to a bulky mass the size of a grapefruit.
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.
What woman hasn’t at least occasionally wished she could avoid having her period? For decades some women have taken their traditional birth control pills on a non-traditional schedule in order to manipulate the timing of their periods.
If every woman in the world received adequate health care, almost none would die of cervical cancer. Effective treatments exist for pre-cancerous conditions and for cervical cancer that is diagnosed at an early stage.
Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month? This year alone, over 12,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Over 4,000 women will die as a result of this disease.
By giving Roche, the company that makes the HPV test, the okay to market it to use alone to screen for cervical cancer, the FDA is exposing women to unnecessary health risks and opening the door to a change in medical practice that will abandon evidence-based guidelines and drive up costs. Why would the FDA approve an unsafe use of a test?
Did you know that half of all sexually active individuals in the United States would get an STD by the time they’re 25? Sounds viral, right? This statistic sounds outrageous, but in today’s society where many young people view sex as casual, it’s not hard to believe.