Survivorship: Your New Way of Life

Survivorship: Your New Way of Life

Survivor. Survivor is a word that is commonly used to attribute to a person that once had cancer. Not everyone who once had cancer identifies with that word, but there is something inherent about the word survivor that lends itself to support and admiration. That’s why survivorship has become a way of life for many who currently have or once...

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Hereditary Ovarian Cancer Most Commonly Caused by Gene Mutations

Hereditary Ovarian Cancer Most Commonly Caused by Gene Mutations

Mutations may sound scary or something out of a comic book, but they are more common than you think. According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, one in five healthy adults may carry a disease-related genetic mutation. While many mutations aren’t harmful, some are linked to various forms of cancer, including ovarian cancer. What is a Gene...

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What Causes Cervical Cancer?

What Causes Cervical Cancer?

According to the American Cancer Society, over 13,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2019. For over 4,000, the disease will be terminal.   Cervical Cancer is the 4th most common type of cancer in women, however it is also the most treatable if caught in time. Due to its slow development, cervical cancer can be diagnosed very early....

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What to Expect for Your First Gynecology Visit

What to Expect for Your First Gynecology Visit

Going to the gynecologist (OBGYN) as an adult is a routine part of staying healthy, but when it is your first visit it can be unnerving unless you know what to expect. These feelings are very common when trying something new. To overcome them, it helps to understand what happens in an exam in order to feel more comfortable with...

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Postpartum Depression: You Are Not Alone

Postpartum Depression: You Are Not Alone

According to the American Psychological Association, two out of four new mothers experience what is commonly referred to as the “baby blues” after delivering a baby. Up to 15% of those women will develop a more severe and longer lasting depression called postpartum depression (PPD). If you are feeling intense bouts of sadness after the birth of your child, you...

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All You Need to Know About Having a “Big” Baby

All You Need to Know About Having a “Big” Baby

Regardless of how many children you have had, expecting mothers’ minds are often filled with pressing questions. Will my baby sleep through the night? Will they have difficulty nursing? How big will my baby be? Most of these questions won’t be answered until after the baby’s born. For now, I am going to tackle everything you need to know about...

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