Contraceptive IUD May Halt Endometrial Cancer

Published in the latest issue of Annals of Oncology, is a report by European researchers linking the use of an Intrauterine Device (IUD) with treatment of endometrial cancer. ... read more »

What Are X-Rays?

 X-rays are a form of radiation. This kind of radiation is invisible. X-rays are used to make "pictures" of the bones and organs. ... read more »

Cancer Treatments and Pregnancy

What is I am receiving cancer treatments while I am pregnant? Will the treatments effect the fetus? ... read more »

Talking About Infertility With the Cancer Team

When facing cancer treatment, the patient needs to being up their concerns about fertility and having children later in life early in the treatment plan. The fact that the patient wants to have children later can affect the treatment choices. ... read more »

Cancer Treatments and Fertility

Are some cancer treatments less harmful to fertility than others? Radiation is most harmful to fertility if it is directed towards the reproductive organs, but if it's outside that area then it does not have to affect fertility at all. ... read more »

Breast Cancer Survivors Can Breast-Feed After Treatment

Researchers presented a report at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology that may take a few oncologists by surprise. ... read more »

Lance Armstrong Says Hello to His Little Miracle

After surviving testicular cancer, Lance Armstrong never thought he would, or could, conceive a baby naturally. ... read more »

Am I Able to Get Pregnant After…

In many cases, illness, disease and injury will not affect the ability to become pregnant, but that is not always the case. ... read more »

X-Rays Still Unsafe for Use During Pregnancy and Infancy

A new study in the British Medical Journal warns doctors again about the risks associated with the use of X-rays during pregnancy and infancy. There may be a connection between childhood cancer risk and X-ray use during these times. ... read more »

Fertility Questions for Cancer Patients

Sandra Carson set out to create an environment where ovarian function could be studied in a lab. Thanks to a 3-D lab petri dish ... read more »

X-Rays in Pregnancy - How Safe Are They

X-rays are generally safe in pregnancy. If your doctor finds you need x-rays for a medical problem or injury, it's OK to have them. ... read more »

Male Circumcision: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

According to recent research, male circumcision (the removal of foreskin) can reduce the risk of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer and infection. At the end of the day, however, choosing circumcision for your baby or as an adult is all about choice. ... read more »

STD Prevention Proves Better Selling Point for HPV Vaccine

Researchers from Ohio State University claim focusing on the ability of the HPV vaccine to prevent a nasty STD may prove to be a better selling point for young women, thus increasing the number of women receive the vaccination. ... read more »

Experience of Acupuncture Eases Cancer Drugs’ Side Effects

The results of a recent clinical trial may offer the hope of relief from the distresses of cancer drugs by the experience of acupuncture. ... read more »

Painful Endometriosis Best Treated With Excision Surgery

Endometriosis is a common women's health problem and one of the topthree causes of female infertility, yet many women go for years without a diagnosis. Endometriosis is characterized by unnatural growth ofendometrial tissue outside the uterus. ... read more »

Bloom Syndrome

Bloom Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder first recognized and described by Dr. David Bloom. Another name for Bloom Syndrome is Bloom-Torre-Machacek Syndrome. ... read more »

Radiation Exposure May Affect Testicular Cancer Rates

According to a new preliminary study by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, male infants born to mothers exposed to radiation in early pregnancy may suffer from increased risk of testicular cancer later in life. ... read more »

Risk Factors Revealed for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

According to the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, there are several factors that may increase the risk of having children with a genetic predisposition to the cancer. ... read more »

The Link Between Oral Contraceptives and Prostate Cancer

Researchers have published their findings in BMJ Open linking prostate cancer with the use of oral contraceptives, such as birth control pills. ... read more »

Frozen Sperm

Freezing sperm is an option for men who are not yet ready or able to have a child but who want to give themselves the option of doing so in the future. ... read more »

Gel Application to Reduce Pain During PAP Smear

Insertion of the speculum during a PAP smear examination can be painful for some women. The fear of this pain may be enough to keep women from scheduling an annual examination. ... read more »

Risk of Prostate Cancer Lower after Circumcision

Researchers in King County, Washington have completed a study that reveals a possible link between circumcision and prostate cancer risk. According to the study, men who are circumcised before their first sexual experience are less likely to develop prostate cancer. ... read more »

Crohn’s Disease in Pregnancy

Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder.Typically, the body can tell the difference between native and foreignsubstances, but patients with Crohn's Disease lack this ability. ... read more »

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is one of the most dangerous types of cancer since early symptoms are not easily detected. Ovarian cancer may not cause early symptoms in some women. ... read more »

Endometrial Cancer Symptoms

The most common symptom caused by endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding. This bleeding may at first look watery and slightly bloody and could soon develop into heavier vaginal bleeding. ... read more »

HPV: Stem Cell Division Determines Cancer or Cure

The reason why some people find their HPV infections go away while others develop cancer has remained a mystery to medical science. ... read more »

Exercising Teens Face Reduced Risk of Cancer in Middle Age

A recent study from Vanderbilt University has uncovered an added benefit of exercise: when girls were exercising regularly as teens, they faced a reduced risk of cancer when they reached middle age. ... read more »

Lung Cancer

Exposure to cigarette smoke causes as many as 443,000 deaths in the United States each year; an additional 49,000 lung-cancer deaths are caused by secondhand exposure. ... read more »

Birth Control for Cancer Prevention

The risk of developing certain forms of cancer can be decreased by using hormonal birth control. ... read more »

Fertility Preservation in Cancer Survivors

It is estimated that 10% of all cancer diagnoses are made in patients during reproductive years. Cancer treatments can cause permanent loss of fertility, but patients may not be educated on currently available means of protecting fertility prior to cancer treatments. ... read more »

Introduction to Ovarian Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer affecting women today. In fact, ovarian cancer is responsible for more deaths than any other type of female reproductive cancer. ... read more »

Cancer Risk Not Affected by IVF

Studies on the impact of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) on cancer risk have reported and denied a connection. A recent study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility from researchers in Israel confirms no connection between cancer risk and IVF treatment. ... read more »

Vitamin C May Help Infants Born to Smoking Mothers

When women claim they are unable to stop smoking during pregnancy, there has been nothing the obstetrician could do to improve the health of the unborn fetus, until now. ... read more »

Stem Cells Provide Fertility Hope for Pre-Pubescent Boys

Cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy have advanced dramatically in the last few decades. Cancer survival rates in children, teens and adults are higher than ever, but for pre-pubescent boys, those treatments often leave them infertile. ... read more »

Preserving Fertility Should Become a Priority in Cancer Care

Infertility is one of the most distressing long-term effects of cancer treatments for adolescents and teenagers. ... read more »

Cancer During Pregnancy

Research is lacking, so there is very little proven fact to guide patients and doctors down the proper treatment path. We do know, however, that a woman who is diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy can carry the fetus to term and deliver a healthy infant. ... read more »

Uterine Tissue Grafting and Spontaneous Conception

Cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, often leave women sterile. In Italy, a woman was given the chance to conceive and give birth naturally via ovarian tissue grafting. ... read more »

Temozolomide and Gonadal Function in Brain Tumor Patients

Cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy are known to reduce or eliminate fertility, but medications can also have a negative impact on gonadal function, sperm production and fertility. ... read more »

Aging Begins in the Womb

In recent weeks, medical science has delivered some pretty harsh blows to the forever-young wannabes searching for the Fountain of Youth. Seems one marker of the aging process - cellular senescence - begins in the womb. ... read more »

Powerful Phytochemicals Can Maximize Health During Pregnancy

You're eating a balanced diet full of fruits and veggies, whole grains,low fat dairy, lean proteins, and healthy fats, but did you know thatyou can give your pregnancy a nutritional boost by including certain'super foods?' ... read more »

Fertility Perception in Young, Adolescent Girls with Cancer

While significant studies exist revealing how young female cancer patients feel about future fertility and impact of cancer treatment on fertility, little is known about fertility perception in the healthy, female adolescent population. ... read more »

Cervical Cancer Symptoms

Cervical cancer in the early stages is often asymptomatic. ... read more »

Cancer Antigen - 125 (Serum CA) During Pregnancy

Cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) is a protein. The protein is commonly found on cancer cells of the ovary, though it can be noted in other forms of cancer. Patients with ovarian cancer may be tested for CA 125 throughout treatment. ... read more »

Timing Important to Outcome of Carcinogen Exposure in Womb

Researchers have found a link between the outcome of fetal health when exposed to carcinogens and when the fetus was exposed during gestation. The study was completed by researchers at the Linus Pauling Institute (Oregon State University). ... read more »

Cervical Cancer Treatment

Early cervical cancer is often completely cured by removing cancerous tissue in the cervix. There are a number of surgical methods that can be used to remove cancerous tissue. ... read more »

Introduction to Breast Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths, next to lung cancer. ... read more »

Common Health Threats Men Should Learn About

From a young age, men are taught to shake off your pain and keep moving, you're men after all. And while this attitude may mean fewer doctor's visits, there are some common health threats that hide behind simple visages. ... read more »

Does The Birth Control Pill Cause Cancer?

There is an ongoing belief that the birth control pill causes cancer. But is that a myth or a fact? ... read more »

Spicy Food During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

It turns out that hot sauce can add more than just tongue-burning excitement to a meal. Capsaicin, the antioxidant that gives chili peppers their heat, has a wide range of health benefits. ... read more »

Ovarian Cancer: Diagnosis and Staging

If you have any of the most common symptoms of ovarian cancer, which include frequent bloating, pain in the pelvis, difficulty eating, and urinary issues, it is important to schedule an appointment with your doctor. ... read more »

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