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Black Women Talk Fibroids, Fertility, and Motherhood

Black Women Talk Fibroids, Fertility, and Motherhood

photo† Shutterstock †Shutterstock† Though medical research, knowledge, and technology continue to advance year after year, there is still little known about the root cause of uterine fibroids—aka noncancerous growths that present themselves inside or outside of the uterus. What is clear, however, is the fact that those benign tumors disproportionately affect Black women. according to …

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dr.  Roach: Surgery to prevent ovarian cancer not recommended |  news

dr. Roach: Surgery to prevent ovarian cancer not recommended | news

Dear Dr. roach: Would you recommend a prophylactic hysterectomy and oophorectomy for a 52-year-old overweight woman to address the increased cancer risk from long-term obesity? – JT Answer: Surgery to prevent ovarian cancer is considered in those who are at the highest risk for ovarian cancer. This means those with genetic syndromes – BRCA 1 …

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After ruptured aorta repair, he’s not wasting his second chance |  lifestyles

After ruptured aorta repair, he’s not wasting his second chance | lifestyles

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 78-year-old man who suffered a ruptured aorta six months ago. It was successfully repaired, and I am in generally good health, physically active, back to the gym (less weight than before) and I feel about as I did before the rupture. I want to get back to playing touch …

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Surgical Considerations in Uterine Fibroids and Endometriosis

Surgical Considerations in Uterine Fibroids and Endometriosis

Neil Minkoff, MD: You were saying surgery has become more the last option for you. At what point do you say, “This is where we’re going to proceed to a surgical outcome?” Steven McCarus, MD, FACOG: For endometriosis, my paradigm shift has been to be aggressive with medical therapy early on. That’s stage I and …

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