Thriving through Endomitriosis with Education

Although it used to be taught that endometriosis was a disease of white, affluent, childless, educated, older women, this is a myth! The disease can and does affect any female of reproductive age, regardless of race, socioeconomic or childbearing status. The disease has even been found, rarely, in a couple of men and girls prior to menses. What Is Endometriosis? The medical definition of endometriosis is the presence of tissue resembling - but not histologically identical to - the … [Read more...]

Ovarian Cancer Month, a disease playing Hide & Seek – September 2012

Ovarian cancer is a cancerous growth arising from the ovary. Symptoms are frequently very subtle early on and may include: bloating, pelvic pain, difficulty eating and frequent urination, and are easily confused with other illnesses. Most (more than 90%) ovarian cancers are classified as "epithelial" and are believed to arise from the surface (epithelium) of the ovary. However, some evidence suggests that the fallopian tube could also be the source of some ovarian cancers. Since the ovaries … [Read more...]

FIBROID PAIN – A Woman’s Strength of LOVE ~ ‘a fibroid journey’

A Celebration of Women shares a story that matters.... PERSEVERENCE through LOVE ...a fibroid journey ~ Sharon A nurse told me, "...'fibroid pain' is more painful then giving birth." In week 14 of my Pregnancy, is when it all went down. I found out I had these tumors with this horrible, horrible pain. The pain grew and grew, moved from the right lower area to the left full side (took about 5 days) of my belly and by time it went to the left side, I was in the hospital. … [Read more...]

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