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February 2015

Women & Cancer: A Look at the Numbers

2nd Rank of cancer in causes of death among women (heart disease is #1).

12%  Percentage of women who will develop breast cancer.

25%   Percentage (approx.) of American woman who have not had a Pap test in the past three years.

33%  of women who will develop cancer.

59% Percentage of uterine cancers that are preventable by maintaining a healthy weight and exercising 30 minutes a…

Your Summer Heat Survival Guide

Hot weather is just around the corner. Combine the summer heat with high humidity, outdoor physical activity and not enough fluid intake and you can easily create a recipe for three types of a heat-related illness.

Heat Cramps
The mildest form of heat injury
Symptoms: Painful cramps, especially in the legs, Flushed, moist skin

First-Aid Treatment
(1) Move to a cool place and rest, (2)…

A Partnership For Life

Working Together Is the Best Way to Beat Cancer

It happened more than 1.6 million times in 2014. Someone in America was diagnosed with cancer.

Here at Main Street Hospital, we want to be your partner in the fight against cancer. And that’s what it takes—a partnership. We provide the tools and the technology, the expertise and the experience to diagnosis cancer early. We also provide a…

7 Cancer Symptoms Women Should Not Ignore

Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman’s reproductive system. There are five types: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. Any kind of unusual vaginal bleeding can be a sign of gynecologic cancer and needs to be examined by your doctor right away. If any of the other symptoms listed below last more than two weeks and are not normal for you, you should also see your…

The Power Of Two

Women Can Benefit From Seeing Both A Primary Care Physician and a Gynecologist

It’s a question often asked by women: “If I visit my primary care physician every year, should I also see a gynecologist?”

The answer is a definite “Yes” for many women. Having both an annual physical exam performed by your primary care physician (an internist or family practice physician) AND a…

Live It Out

One in three women will have cancer during their lifetimes. Regular screenings can help detect cancer before symptoms occur. In addition to the following screening recommendations, talk to your doctor about your risk for cancer and the possible need for additional tests.

Clinical breast exam as part of a regular checkup at least every three years.
Pap test every three years starting…

From The CEO

We Can’t Do It Alone
by John Doe, CEO

In the fight against cancer, we can’t do it alone here at (name of hospital). We can provide this community with a comprehensive range of diagnostic imaging equipment and laboratory tests to try and detect cancer at its earliest stage. But all that advanced medical technology won’t do you or your family a bit of good unless you decide to tak…

Are You At Risk?

Uterine Cancer

More than 50,000 women are diagnosed each year in the United States with uterine cancer (also known as endometrial cancer). Uterine cancer is rare in women before the age of 45. But it can happen. Fran Drescher was only 42 when she was diagnosed. About 3 out of 4 cases are found in women after they turn 55.

If treated early, uterine cancer is very treatable. The survival rat…

Cancer Schmancer: Fran Drescher

The Star of The Nanny is Turning Pain into Purpose
Fran Drescher was diagnosed with uterine cancer in June 2000—she beat it. But that wasn’t enough for this actress, best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit television show The Nanny.
In 2007, Fran launched the Cancer Schmancer Movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through the prevention and early detection of…

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