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Women’s Cancers

Tips To Reduce Your Risk for Cervical Cancer

Did you know cervical cancer can be prevented? The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of 99% of all cases. HPV is transmitted through sexual relations. Both women and men can contract HPV and surprisingly nearly 80% have the virus. Most may be unaware that they do. Cervical cancer is usually asymptomatic, or symptoms may be mistaken for another medical condition. Like most cancers, early detection is important for effective treatment. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.  Dr. Ana Tergas cares for women with all gynecological cancers at Columbia University Medical Center, She discusses cervical cancer risk reduction with me […]

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From Hospice to Healthy: This Former Air Force Colonel Fought Ovarian Cancer and Won

Deanna Won  is a former U.S. Air Force Colonel and physicist who specialized in electro-optics and lasers for over 26 years. She worked in space launch, missile defense, biological defense and NATO operations.  But no military training prepared her for a battle with ovarian cancer. “When I was 45 years old, I experienced excruciating pain in my abdomen and had trouble breathing, which landed me in the hospital, where even the morphine could not reduce any of my pain,” says Deanna. “When I found out that I had ovarian cancer, I made the immediate decision to completely change my nutrition and diet to an […]

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SHARE Provides Peer Support for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer

Most people are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but how many of you are also aware that September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month?  At the end of this article I have provided a graph to give you a brief understanding of the impact both breast and ovarian cancer have on women in the United States of all ages and backgrounds, What’s important to also understand is that if you or a loved one is diagnosed with either disease, you don’t have to feel alone. There is an amazing support network available through organizations like SHARE, a non-profit whose mission […]

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