Recent studies confirm previous findings that estrogen-alone therapy may actually reduce the incidence of breast cancer in certain women. Theses finding seems confusing because estrogen is recognized to stimulate breast cancer growth in some patients.
Doctors have long promoted IUDs, or intrauterine devices, as an effective way to prevent pregnancy. Now, in a finding that has surprised even the experts, research suggests that IUDs have an unexpected benefit: preventing cervical cancer.
ACOG Recommends Annual Mammograms Begin at Age 40 Years Mammography screening should be offered annually to women beginning at age 40 years, according to new breast cancer screening guidelines issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The new Practice Bulletin, entitled “Breast Cancer Screening,” is published in the August 2011 issue of…Read the Rest of Article
Women without risk factors for blood clots, venous thromboembolism (VTE), who are taking the third-generation oral contraceptive drospirenone found in YAZ, Yaz 28, Yazmin, Beyaz, Zarah, Gianvi, and Ocella have an increased risk for nonfatal blood clots, VTE, compared with women taking the second-generation contraceptive levonorgestrel, according to the findings of 2 new case-control studies.
Women under 50 undergoing hysterectomy, with or without oophorectomy, are at an increased risk of heart disease, a new Swedish study suggests .
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