Tag Archives: ovarian cancer

Do you really need a pelvic exam during your next well visit?

Maybe not.   The American Academy of Family Physicians released an update April 25, 2017 stating that when screening non-pregnant  women without any gynecological or abdominal symptoms, no pelvic exam needs to be done.   Actually, in the age of quantifying research into … Continue reading

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The “Pill” may lower cancer rates…

Researchers pooled information from 24 studies and found that oral contraceptive users had a 27% lower risk of ovarian cancer.  The longer the use of the Pill, the more protection noted.  (If the Pill was taken for 10 years or … Continue reading

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Endometrial, lung, and ovarian cancers: How, when, and DO we screen?

American Cancer Society Screening guidelines were just released. Endometrial cancer.  This is cancer of the lining of the uterus.  No routine screening test should be performed.  Women should have testing if they have symptoms: irregular or unexpected vaginal bleeding, especially … Continue reading

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