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July 2012

Women and Cancer

Women and Cancer

Quick Facts

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean women should stop being concerned about other types of cancer. Here are some quick facts about the most common types of cancer among women and ways to help prevent or detect them.

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer is the most common type of cancer among women.

Take Action: Use sunscreen…

Choosing A Doctor

Choosing A Doctor

Women Can Benefit From Seeing An OB/GYN

When it comes to a woman’s health, two doctors can often be better than one. Some women only see an internist or a family practice physician. Others choose an OB/GYN (obstetrician- gynecologist) to be their primary care physician.

But for most women, there are benefits in developing a relationship with physicians in bot…

A Lifetime of Care

A Lifetime of Care

Comprehensive Women’s Health Services at Main Street Hospital

As a woman, you take care of many people during your life: husband, parents, sons, daughters, grandchildren and other loved ones. But all too often, women are so busy caring for others, they often neglect to take care of themselves. At Main Street Hospital, we encourage every woman to take advantage of t…

Bone & Joint Problems: A Woman’s Weak Link

Bone & Joint Problems: A Woman’s Weak Link

As we grow older, our bones and joints begin to weaken and wear down. Bone mass decreases. Joints become less flexible. Range of motion decreases. No wonder bone and joint problems are one of the main reasons older people become less active. Women are especially vulnerable to diseases that affect the bones and joints. Osteoporosis and arthritis…

Live it Out

Live it Out

A yearly mammogram is the most important action women can take to detect breast cancer early, when a successful treatment is much more likely. Here are the screening guidelines for breast cancer recommended by the American Cancer Society.

Women age 40 and older: Screening mammogram every year as long as the woman is in good health. Clinical breast exam every year by a healthcar…

Are You At Risk

Are You at Risk?

When it comes to women and breast cancer, the numbers are alarming: 12 percent, or one out of every eight women, will develop the disease. Certain risk factors increase the chances of developing the disease. But remember, even women with no apparent risk factors can have breast cancer.

Four Common Risk Factors for Breast Cancer:

Age – As women grow older, the risk…

Wake-Up Call

Wake-Up Call

For Cokie Roberts, Raising Awareness
About Breast Cancer Is A Heartfelt Cause 

For more than 20 years, Cokie Roberts has been a passionate advocate for breast cancer education and research. The longtime political commentator for ABC News and NPR recently spoke to MyHealth about her work to raise awareness of a disease that will affect one out of every eight women.

When…

The Colors of the Season

The Colors of the Season

Fall is here. The weather is cooler, and once again the falling leaves dazzle us with their colors. But along with red, orange, yellow and brown, there’s another color that’s become a natural part of the autumn landscape: pink. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when many people and organizations proudly wear the color pink to honor breast…

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