Did you know that uterine cancer is one of the most common gynecological cancers found in women over 50? According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 3% of women will receive a uterine cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. However, with early detection and prompt treatment, the prognosis for uterine cancer is promising.
An estimated half million women globally were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2018 and 311,000 died from it. Despite that, the World Health Organization (WHO) believes that unlike most cancers, cervical cancer can be completely eliminated. Learn more about this unique cancer, its symptoms, causes, and how to reduce your risk, detect it early, and get treatment if necessary.
A regular exam with an OB/GYN doctor is when you can address concerns and practice preventative healthcare involving pregnancy, menstrual cycles, sexually transmitted diseases, and vaginal, ovarian, uterine, and breast health. Use this handy 16-point checklist to make sure you get all your questions answered, and cover all your reproductive health bases.
What a great cancer support group meeting we had July 15th! And an incredible group of welcoming supportive ladies! Check out more photos and learn how you can join us for this free monthly meeting.
While there is no vaccine that prevents all types of cancer, there is one that prevents nearly all forms of cervical cancer—an HPV immunization. Learn the facts about the human papillomavirus vaccine, why and who should get the HPV shot, vaccine types and its problems and side effects.
Breast cancer is most often associated with women, but did you know that men can have breast cancer, too? While not common, the American Cancer Society projects that 2300 cases will be diagnosed in 2023 and more than 530 men will die from male breast cancer. 1 in 833 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life. Learn the signs, survival rate, and causes of breast cancer in men.
One of the most amazing things about living in the New York City area is the wealth of top-notch healthcare, including preventative cancer services like mammogram imaging. Whether you’re getting your first mammogram, your annual or biannual mammogram based on your doctor’s screening recommendations, or you’re looking for a diagnostic imaging center to test a suspicious lump, SHAREing & CAREing has you covered. Here are some of our top mammogram center recommendations in the Queens area.
Those of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage have a 1 in 40 chance of testing positive for a BRCA gene mutation, making them more susceptible to a number of cancers. But what does being of Eastern European Jewish descent mean? And why does having Ashkenazi Jewish genetics increase your risk of cancer risk so substantially?