Every woman should understand the risks of breast cancer. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in women around the world. According to cancer.org, the average risk for women to get breast cancer is around 13%. Recent data also shows that there will be around 297,790 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women this year. 1 in 7 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime, even without a family history.
When it comes to deciding which type of doctor to consult, many women find themselves asking this question. Knowing the differences between gynecologists and obstetricians can help you make that decision.
There’s an old wives’ tale that says women who experience heartburn during pregnancy are carrying a baby with a full head of hair. While anecdotal evidence might support this claim, pregnancy, and heartburn often go hand in hand.
Pregnancy can be a cause for both celebration and worry, especially with all the changes you may notice over time. Check out some interesting facts below regarding what you and your developing baby may experience during pregnancy.
Women are amazing! They carry new life into the world, raise their children to be the best they can be, lead productive lives in various careers, and so much more. But did you know that their bodies are pretty amazing too? Women’s anatomy is not just a “smaller version” of men’s. They have some distinct differences that influence how they look and how they can do things differently.
There are a lot of options out there for birth control and a lot of misconceptions, many of which are outright false. It is important to know the facts, especially when it comes to your health! Here are some of the most common myths and misconceptions about contraception that you should know.
Women know their individual bodies best, but it isn’t uncommon to be unaware of many things concerning the menstrual cycle. Your entire cycle is a good indicator of your health; your period is only part of that, but it is the part most women are familiar with. Here is (almost) everything you should know about your cycle.
Because women are unique, their reproductive health is unique as well. Even if your concern may seem embarrassing, you should be sure to ask your doctor about the issues you are experiencing. Here are some of the most important things to bring up to your gynecologist.
A mammogram is a medical test that uses low-dose x-rays to gather images of the breast tissue to detect breast cancer. There are two types of mammography, screening and diagnostic. It is helpful to know how these procedures work before you go in for one.
Many birth control methods are available, including pills, implants, injections, patches, and natural family planning practices (abstinence, fertility tracking, etc…). The effectiveness of each method can vary and some may not be right in certain circumstances. All help to prevent conception, but with so many options out there, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you.
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