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 Recovery, there is New Hope

  Hope for Women      Discoveries herald new hope for women with ovarian cancer   Health research is typically a slow process, with discoveries made by tiny baby steps. It can take years to translate research knowledge into better diagnostic tests and new treatments. That’s what makes recent findings at the BC Cancer Agency so remarkable. In December 2008, a multidisciplinary ovarian cancer research team announced an important discovery about the genetics of ovarian … [Read more...]

HOPE for Women with Ovarian Cancer – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  Hope for Women   Discoveries herald new hope for women with ovarian cancer Health research is typically a slow process, with discoveries made by tiny baby steps. It can take years to translate research knowledge into better diagnostic tests and new treatments. That’s what makes recent findings at the BC Cancer Agency so remarkable. In December 2008, a multidisciplinary ovarian cancer research team announced an important discovery about the genetics of ovarian cancer – … [Read more...]

Hysterectomy, Life After the Surgery – WOMEN in RECOVERY

      Hysterectomy, Life After the Surgery   ...to Be or not to Be, that is the question...             Surgical removal of the uterus A hysterectomy is major operation to remove a woman's uterus. It is carried out to treat various problems associated with periods, pelvic pain, tumours and other related conditions. The problem you are experiencing will determine what type of operation is required and whether the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and cervix will also be removed. Before … [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...]

MENOPA– USE – full of pleasure beyond your wildest dreams!

Menopause is a term used to describe the permanent cessation of the primary functions of the human ovaries: the ripening and release of ova and the release of hormones that cause both the creation of the uterine lining and the subsequent shedding of the uterine lining (a.k.a. the menses or the period). Menopause typically (but not always) occurs in women in midlife, during their late 40s or early 50s, and signals the end of the fertile phase of a woman's life. The transition from reproductive … [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...]

CANCER SCHMANCER Shares Great News!

OVA1 - Ovarian Cancer Blood Test Don't leave your health in the hands of others! OVA1 - Ovarian Cancer Blood Test Now Available The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance believes it is important to inform the community of the following information: A new risk assessment test for ovarian cancer, OVA1, is now available. Vermillion's OVA1 test, available only through Quest Diagnostics, Inc., is the first blood test approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help … [Read more...]

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