For 5 decades, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire have reported a 20% higher rate of bladder cancer than the United States overall. A recent extensive population-based, case-control study sought to evaluate suspected risk factors for these findings -- namely, the presence of arsenic in drinking water from private wells.
Oncology Nursing Gynecologic Cancers
In 2016, it is estimated that there will be 22,280 newly diagnosed cases of ovarian cancer in the United States. Astonishing as it may seem, the lifetime risk for a woman developing ovarian cancer is 1 in 75, with a risk of death related to the disease being 1 in 100 (excluding low malignant potential tumors).
Ovarian cancer is a complex disease, comprised of many forms of degrees of aggression. Statistics for ovarian cancer remain startling and include 21,000 new cases annually in the United States and a staggering 14,000 deaths.
Government-subsidized breast cancer and cervical cancer screening will no longer be available through Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas beginning September 1, 2015.
A group of several ovarian cancer patients have either called or visited me in my office recently to ask for information and validation to begin a vaccine clinical trial on a tropical island in the Atlantic.
Ovarian cancer, the fifth leading cause of cancer, is diagnosed in more than 20,000 women annually.
I’m no Shakespearean scholar, but the rallying cry from Henry V reminded me of what it is like to find out your cancer has recurred, and that once again, you’ll be going through chemotherapy.
It’s that time again: time for resolutions, a new start, and scheduling those dreadful annual health exams.
January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and until now, it has been a challenge for many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community to receive proper screening for various reasons.
I think most women will agree that GYN exams are the least favorite part of our year. Lying on the table in a lovely paper gown can leave you feeling, let’s just say... vulnerable.