Posted by: shannon carlin
on Oct 07, 2011
Feeling bloated? Perhaps you’re having abdominal pain? Or maybe you’re just peeing more frequently? Although these symptoms don’t seem like much, they could all be signs of ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer was believed to be a silent killer, but more often than not ... Read More
Posted by: niesha sharay
on Aug 10, 2011
While breast cancer is largely thought of as a female issue, The American Cancer Society estimates that 2,140 new cases of breast cancer in men are diagnosed each year. One 26 year old South Carolina resident, Raymond Johnson, is amongst this year’s batch of new breast cancer patients. Johnson works as a tradesman specializing in tile instillation, but is unfortunately uninsured and unable to afford breast cancer treatments on his ... Read More
Posted by: Lisa Kirchner
on Sep 06, 2010
Best-selling author Wendy Shanker opens her latest memoir, Are You My Guru? How Medicine, Meditation and Madonna Saved My Life (Penguin, September 2010), with a comparison of sick bodies. Her own--as a person living with a rare autoimmune disorder--and Madonna's--as a person who "could crush your head between her thighs while she's prancing around singing 'Holiday.'" From the first page she lets us know that Madonna provides "an example of ... Read More
Posted by: Nicole Finkbiner
on Jun 30, 2010
Over the past five years, doctor’s have made many breakthroughs in the battle to preserve and prolong women’s fertility.
And while I think we’re all familiar with invitro at this point, you may not know much about ovarian transplantation.
The first successful ovarian tissue transplant was performed back in 2004 between two sisters. Only a handful have been performed around the world since then, mainly due ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Sheila J
on Nov 17, 2009
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
While breastcancer.org predicts that 40,480 American women are expected to die in 2008 from it, the good news is that death rates have been decreasing since 1990. The organization largely credits earlier detection among the top reasons for the decrease. So it’s understandable why ... Read More