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A Hormone Therapy Benefit for Postmenopausal Women
Hormone therapy is often used to ease symptoms like hot flashes in postmenopausal women. But this practice may have another benefit.
Preventing Cancer with a Pill
They're proven to help prevent pregnancy, and new evidence suggests birth control pills may also prevent one type of cancer.
This Menopause Therapy Didn't Affect Death Risk
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been a subject of controversy since past research linked it to health problems like cancer. New evidence, however, might clear up some concerns about this treatment.
Know the Risks of Your Uterine Fibroid Surgery
Not all patients face the same risks from the same surgeries. Such is likely the case with surgeries to remove benign uterine tumors.
Ovarian Problem May Have Other Health Effects
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility have been well-known dance partners for many years. Now new evidence suggests that PCOS is also dancing with a lot of other chronic health issues.
Hysterectomy Procedure May Have Added Risk
Many women choose to undergo morcellation when they get a hysterectomy, a minimally invasive procedure in which the uterus is divided into pieces and removed. However, for some women, the procedure may come with added risks.
New Findings on Pelvic Radiation
Endometrial cancer develops in the lining of the uterus. It’s the most common gynecologic cancer in women, and thankfully has a very high survival rate. Recently, researchers looked at the long-term effects of two different types of radiation therapy used to treat the disease.
Coffee and Fewer Carbs Cut Cancer Risks
A new report has found that most women could cross endometrial cancer off their list of worries. Scientists discovered a prevention strategy that’s simple, but far from easy. What’s the formula?
Decades After Endometrial Cancer
Cancer of the endometrium, the lining of the uterus, is the most common female reproductive cancer. Fortunately, survival rates for endometrial cancer are outstanding. Recent research looked at how treatment affects the lifespan of endometrial cancer survivors.
Women’s Cancer Linked to Cholesterol Problems
You may already know that high overall cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. What you might not know is that survivors of some cancers may be more prone to having high amounts of fat in their blood.