I have had a mastectomy and want to have reconstructive breast surgery soon. I've heard about a new procedure called the DIEP flap and want to know if it would be a good option for me.
Cancer is a devastating disease, which affects millions of lives every year. Whether it’s you or someone you love confronting a diagnosis, we’re here to help. Get useful tips below for preventing, detecting, coping with and treating various types of cancer.
Published by: National Women's Health Resource Center, Inc., May 2010
HPV test or Pap test? Confused about which one you should have? And, when?
HealthyWomen can help you understand these important cervical cancer screening tests with your health needs in mind.
Download HPV: Facts to Know today. This handy postcard outlines the "who, what, where and how" for cervical cancer prevention.
"It was no big deal. I don't understand why people stress over it."
"The procedure itself was totally painless and relatively easy."
"It was a piece of cake."
Elyse Jankowski, HealthyWomen program assistant
"Less Fear, More Fun" were just a few of the words of wisdom shared yesterday by Donnalyn Giegerich, a dynamic speaker and sarcoma survivor, as she presented on the topic "Passion Is Always in Fashion."
I heard that the radiation from CT scans can cause cancer. What's the story?
Published by: National Women's Health Resource Center, Inc., April 2008
Finding and treating breast cancer early greatly increases your chances of surviving it. Hang this waterproof card in your shower as an easy reference and reminder for conducting breast self-exams. The card is 2 sided-both English and Spanish. Publication currently not available to order.
FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Cooling the scalp with a specialized cap during chemotherapy sessions could help breast cancer patients avoid treatment-related hair loss, new research suggests.
FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News)—An artificially intelligent computer system is making breast cancer treatment recommendations on a par with those of cancer doctors, a new study reports.
SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Cancer cases rose 33 percent worldwide in the past 10 years, a new study shows.
In 2015, there were 17.5 million diagnoses and 8.7 million deaths in the world from the disease, the researchers found.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1988, my two sons were very young—my oldest, just shy of three and his brother just 19 months behind him.
In a way, their young age worked in their favor, because they were blissfully unaware (like toddlers should be) of the health challenges I was facing both as a young woman with a surprise diagnosis and as a mom of two very young children.