Women’s Health

Be Aware of the Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States per the American Cancer Society’s estimate for 2020 accounting for 1 in 20 cancer-related deaths.   Barriers to Early Diagnosis The ovaries are two small organs located near the uterus. Unlike cervical cancer, which is detected […]

Your First Mammogram – What to Expect 

A mammogram is a procedure used to screen for breast cancer. A screening checks for disease when there are no signs and symptoms present and can help detect cancer in its early stages when there is the greatest likelihood of successful treatment.  Since breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women, mammograms are […]

Annual “Well-Women’s Visits” Help Keep Women Healthy

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Is it time for your annual Well-Woman Visit? These visits should be part of the healthcare routine of all women age 21 and over. They are especially important for the early diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer. Well-Women Visits may include an annual pelvic exam, particularly if the patient has […]