Today, women, foundations, and physicians are leading a new movement—in the United States and worldwide—to properly diagnose and treat women with this disease.
Two years ago, panels of experts recommended that some women have less frequent screenings. Should you follow the new guidelines?
Dr. Elizabeth Poynor notes that regular cervical cancer screenings and Pap smears help detect cervical cancer, which is largely preventable.
Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of the gynecologic cancers. Here's the latest on your options.
You’re having a hysterectomy. Should your ovaries be removed, too?
Ovarian cysts are common in post-menopausal women, and most are not cancerous. But any ovarian cyst should be taken seriously.
Ovarian cancer is not common, but it can be lethal. If you think that you may be at elevated risk to develop ovarian cancer, bring these factors to the attention of your personal physician.
Since screening for ovarian cancer is currently inadequate, it's important for women to be aware of the signs and symptoms--and listen to their bodies.