Tag: Women’s Health

Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. It also accounts for 1 in 20 cancer-related deaths.  Women who have it are usually diagnosed between the ages of 55 and 64.  Barriers to Early Diagnosis The ovaries are two small organs located near the uterus. Unlike cervical cancer, […]

Your First Mammogram-What to Expect

A mammogram is an imaging procedure used to screen for breast cancer (A screening checks for disease when there are no signs and symptoms present.). If you have never had one before, it can be a bit intimidating, as it involves a certain amount of undressing (of the breasts only), as well as putting your breasts one at […]

Annual GYN Visits Help Protect Women from Cervical Cancer

Many women focus on the health of their families but neglect their own health. If illness keeps them from taking care of others, they are ready to see a healthcare provider. Otherwise, their own health often takes a back seat, particularly when it comes to annual wellness visits. Annual Well-Woman visits are especially important for […]