Category: Women’s Health

How Is Breast Cancer Treated?

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be both scary and overwhelming. Individuals who are affected may have many questions ─ but don’t be afraid to ask them.

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Detecting Breast Cancer Early with Breast Awareness and Mammography

Many women grew up hearing that monthly self-breast exams can protect them from breast cancer. From clinical experiences, we see that breast awareness and mammography are both essential to detecting breast cancer early.

What You Can Expect During a Breast Biopsy

If your doctor finds a breast lump or sees a suspicious area in a mammogram or sonogram, he or she may recommend that you get a breast biopsy. You might wonder, what is a breast biopsy? Biopsy is an effective way […]

Birth Control Methods Myths and Facts

As an OB/GYN health educator at Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, much of what I do is help women understand the benefits of pregnancy planning and birth control options.  When it comes to choosing a birth control method, many […]

Talk to Your Doctor about Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer affects men and women equally, regardless of race and ethnicity. It is most often found in people who are 50 years old or older. However, there is an increasing rate of colorectal cancer in those who are under […]

Protect Yourself from the Silent Killer – Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer can happen in one or both of a woman’s ovaries.  It is also known as the “silent killer” because it usually does not cause substantial signs or symptoms until it is too late. Although rare, ovarian cancer causes […]

Coping with Breast Cancer

About 1 in 8 women (12%) will develop breast cancer. Breast cancer impacts not only the individual, but also the individual’s personal relationships. A breast cancer diagnosis can be scary, but learning how to cope with this illness can help […]

Let’s Talk About Colon Cancer

People do not talk about colon cancer very much.  Perhaps this is because it’s embarrassing to discuss, perhaps because they do not know much about it. That is a shame, because colon cancer is common and it is one of […]

Breast Cancer – Early Detection is the Best Protection

  What is breast cancer? Breast cancer occurs when the cells in your breasts become abnormal and grow out of control to form tumors. It is the most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer death […]

Know Your Risks for Ovarian Cancer

  All women are at risk for ovarian cancer – and it is too often caught too late. When ovarian cancer is found in its early stages, there are effective treatments. Here is what you need to know about ovarian cancer, […]