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August 26, 2004

Infertility and Cancer Risk, Hysterectomy Rates Unchanged

"New evidence suggests that women who have a history of infertility may be at an increased risk for several types of female cancers."

"Wall Street Journal reports that women are uninformed about their treatment options for uterine fibroids, which still accounts for 200,000 hysterectomies annually, in spite of a widely available non-surgical treatment -- uterine fibroid embolization."

Posted by news editor at 08:49 AM

August 15, 2004

Ovarian Cancer Blood Test, Pregnancy and Gastric Bypass Surgery

"Scientists on Friday will report the first tantalizing evidence that a quick, fingerstick blood test might be useful in detecting ovarian cancer before it becomes deadly."

Following the death of of an obese pregnant woman doctors issue warnings about gastric bypass surgery and pregnancy.

Posted by news editor at 12:10 PM

August 10, 2004

Breast Cancer Surgery, Infertility Gene

"Most women diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States are operated on by surgeons who perform relatively few of these operations each year, according to a U.S. study released on Monday."

"About 15 percent of couples have fertility problems, and about half of the problems are caused by defective male sperm, or no sperm at all."

Posted by news editor at 01:33 PM

August 09, 2004

Hysterectomy, Breast Cancer Under 40

Vaginal hysterectomy may be preferable to the abdominal approach for obese women.

There are many issues for women under 40 diagnosed with breast cancer.

Posted by news editor at 09:43 AM

August 07, 2004

Osteoporosis Testing, Menopause Lifestyle Changes, Dual Strategy for Fibroids

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley is pushing for federal funding to improve testing for osteoporosis.

There are simple ways to help protect your arteries if you're at or nearing menopause.

A report from Taiwan says that for women with troublesome fibroids, the combination of two approaches results in better improvement than surgery alone.

Posted by news editor at 12:48 PM