Breast exams are performed to check for any unusual changes to your breast tissue. These checks are an important way to be proactive with your breast health—early detection is the best protection. Do you know how to do a monthly breast self exam? Prioritizing breast health: your guide to breast exams.
No one enjoys discussing STDs, but if you are an adult having sex, or you are a parent, it would be wise to learn some essential facts about STDs that everyone should know.
An annual well woman exam is important at any stage of womanhood. Women who are twenty-somethings and women who are post menopausal plus everyone in between can benefit from a well woman exam. It’s a great way to know that you are healthy, you are preventing any issues, plus it is covered by most insurance.
The average woman has a small chance of getting breast cancer and an even smaller chance of getting ovarian cancer. But if someone in your family has had breast or ovarian cancer, you may be at higher risk. Learn how to understand your family history and find out how it may affect your cancer risk.
Cervical cancer can be detected with screening tests: a Pap test and a human papillomavirus (HPV) test. These can be done as part of a pelvic exam. Most doctors suggest that anyone with a cervix begin getting tested at age 21 and repeat every few years until age 65, but ask your doctor what’s right for you. Learn more about cervical cancer screenings.
People with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer have a higher risk of getting that cancer. If someone in your family has had one of these cancers, let your doctor know so you can decide together what types of screening are best for you. Learn more about how your family history affects your chances of getting breast or ovarian cancer.
If you decide to vacation, visit old friends, or must travel for work, pregnancy shouldn’t stop you from flying or driving to your destination. As long as you are having a normal pregnancy and you have gotten the OK from your doctor, travel is generally approved and safe, but there are some caveats.
Endometriosis is an enigmatic condition that affects approximately 10% of American women during their reproductive years.
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