WWHT: Wednesday's Women's Health Tips Last week we reviewed the non-modifiable risk factors associated with breast cancer. Today, lets look at those risk that we can control. Alcohol- studies show that regular alcohol consumption can increase your risk of breast cancer. Women who consume one drink per day have a small increased risk. Women who … Continue reading Breast cancer risks that we can control
I have discussed abnormal pap smears in the past. When a woman's cervical cells are abnormal, one of the treatment options gynecologist may choose is the Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP). This procedure removes abnormal cells from the cervix by using a thin wire loop that acts like a scapel. An electric current passes through … Continue reading LEEP
Once a year we ladies have the pleasure of visiting the gynecologist. Some women go on their birthday every year as not to forget. While others, myself included, procrastinate until December and then cram in an appointment before the end of the year for insurance purposes. The thought of getting naked and throwing your … Continue reading 10 things to know before your OBGYN appointment
I remember being a teen and looking at the calendar on the kitchen wall where mom would keep track of appointments. I would often see mammogram & shudder. Mammograms were for mother’s, for older women. And from what she told me about them I was happy that it would be eons before I would ever … Continue reading Mammograms for everybody!
I have posted on this topic before, but it's something so common I feel it's worth re-visiting. Abnormal Pap, what does this really mean? Pap smears are done to assess for changes on your cervix. Ultimately we are looking for any indications of cancer. The biggest culprit of these changes is a virus called human … Continue reading Abnormal pap