September is National Healthy Aging Month: What You Need to Know

As we age, most of us better understand our abilities and our limitations, helping us make better decisions. We understand that nutrition and exercise play a vital role in how we feel, and that looking after ourselves on a daily basis can help us feel younger as we age, and younger than our true age. […]

Annual Mammography Starting at Age 40 Prevents the Most Cancer Deaths

When to initiate screening for breast cancer, how often to screen, and how long to screen are questions that continue to spark emotional debates. A new study compares the number of deaths that might be prevented as a result of three of the most widely discussed recommendations for screening mammography. Published early online in Cancer, […]

Pass it On: It’s National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

In 2016, the American Cancer Association estimates that 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14,240 women will die from the disease. The incidence of ovarian cancer has decreased slightly in the past decade or so, though the reason for this decrease remains unknown. Ovarian cancer usually has no obvious symptoms but some […]

Pass it On: It’s National Thyroid Awareness Month

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ that is below the Adam’s apple in the front part of the neck. It produces, stores, and releases hormones that regulate vital body functions. Thyroid cancer happens when cells in the thyroid grow out of control. There are two main types of cells in the thyroid: follicular cells […]

Genetic Testing and Ovarian Cancer: It’s Personal

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Presents: Genetic Testing and Ovarian Cancer – It’s Personal   Did you know that up to 24% of women with ovarian cancer have inherited genetic mutations?  All women with ovarian cancer should be counseled and tested to determine if their cancer is hereditary. In this informative webchat, Dr. Secord discusses […]

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials: What, Where, Why

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition® (NOCC) recently sat down with Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD for an Ask the Expert session to discuss ovarian cancer clinical trials. Dr. Birrer is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in gynecologic oncology. In this informative video, Dr. Birrer answers common questions and discusses the what, where and why […]

Cervical Cancer Survivors Frequently Suffer From Long-Term Side Effects of Treatment

According to a new study around half of women who have been treated for locally advanced cervical cancer suffer from symptoms of insomnia, fatigue or hot flushes.1 Cervical cancer affects more than 500,000 women around the world each year with an average age at diagnosis of 50.  Each year in the United States, more than […]

Alternative Medicine Used Alone Appears to Reduce Survival Rates in Cancer Patients

Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center. The findings were reported online by the Journal of the […]

Head and Neck Cancer-What You Need to Know

Head and neck cancer includes a number of different malignant cancers that develop in or around the throat, larynx (voice box), nose, sinuses and mouth. Globally, head and neck cancer is the seventh most common type of cancer with an estimated 400,000-600,000 diagnoses every year. Head and neck cancers account for about 3 percent of […]

Tips on Understanding Options for Weight-loss Surgery

By Mustafa Ahmed, MD, FACS, Southern Nevada Bariatrics. People struggling with obesity and its related medical complications may wonder if bariatric surgery could significantly improve their lives. But knowing which bariatric surgery procedure is right for them may be even more difficult to figure out. Approximately one-third of Americans cope with obesity, defined as a […]

Summer Issue of Women Magazine Now Available

Check out the summer issue of Women magazine, now available on newsstands across the U.S. Articles in this issue include the following topics: Probiotics: Health Gut, Health You Farm Fresh: An Overview of Farm-fresh Seasonal Foods The Value of Personalized Medicine GERD: Raising Awareness about an Unknown Killer Living Beyond Breast Cancer Plus: Benefits of […]

New Study Suggests Most Cancers are Unavoidable Irrespective of Life Style

Two thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, according to a study published by doctors from John Hopkins.  The research, published in the journal Science, indicates that the majority of cancer-causing mutations are due to DNA copying errors. The recent discovery challenges the widespread belief that cancer mutations are generally inherited or triggered […]

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials: What, Where, Why

Pre-recorded webinar on Thursday, July 13th, 7–8 p.m. EST Have questions about ovarian cancer clinical trials? Join the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition® (NOCC) for an Ask the Expert session with Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD, recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Birrer will be answering common questions and discussing the what, […]

2017-Updated Guidelines for Post Menopausal Replacement Hormone Therapy

Hormone Therapy Remains the Most Effective Treatment for Hot Flashes and Other Troublesome Menopause Symptoms, Regardless of a Woman’s Age CLEVELAND, Ohio (June 20, 2017)—A new position statement on the use of hormone therapy (HT) for menopausal and postmenopausal women from The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has been published online today in the Society’s […]