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Breast Cancer and Lifestyle Factors

October is breast cancer awareness month and a good time for all of us to consider risk factors for developing breast cancer. Most are familiar with the risk factors related to family and certain gene mutations (BRCA), but it’s important to also consider lifestyle-related risk factors. These are important because these are the risk factors you can do something about. We call these risk factors, modifiable. They differ from the non-modifiable risk factors like age and genetics.

Breast Cancer and Lifestyle Factors2018-10-16T16:39:47+00:00

Artist and musician’s body is wracked with cancer, but she ain’t afraid to keep fighting

Over the past 40 years, the number of deaths per year from cervical cancer has declined by 50 percent. According to the American Cancer Society, the decrease in mortality is due in large part to the higher frequency of pap smears, which started in the ’70s.

Artist and musician’s body is wracked with cancer, but she ain’t afraid to keep fighting2017-09-15T22:08:39+00:00

Women’s Fertility

Many women are surprised to learn that their ability to conceive decreases with age. According to the CDC “A women’s chances of having a baby decrease rapidly every year after 30”. ACOG (The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) states that at age 32 there is a decrease in fecundity [...]

Women’s Fertility2017-04-17T03:34:10+00:00

What is your risk of cancer?

This brief questionnaire will help you determine whether you should be further evaluated for either Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome or Lynch syndrome. On average, the quiz takes less than 1 minute to complete. Did You Know: Genetic testing can help you determine if you are at increased risk for developing [...]

What is your risk of cancer?2017-01-29T19:13:35+00:00

Is the MonaLisa Touch Worth it?

MonaLisaTouch is a laser therapy used to treat changes in vaginal health often caused by menopause. Common symptoms include itching, burning, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse. It can also be used to treat similar side effects in women who have undergone a hysterectomy or breast cancer treatments. Read customer reviews [...]

Is the MonaLisa Touch Worth it?2016-09-29T19:10:23+00:00

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women's cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, approximately 14,270 women will die in the United States from this disease. It is estimated by the World Health Organization IARC department that there are over [...]

Ovarian Cancer Awareness2016-09-09T16:52:30+00:00
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