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Early detection of ovarian cancer

Early detection of ovarian cancer September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month It’s estimated that more than 22,000 U.S. women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer this year, and more than 14,000 women will die from the cancer. Although ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers among women, survival rates are highest when cancer…
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Winning the battle against cervical cancer

Winning the battle against cervical cancer Cervical cancer screening saves lives January marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, and according to the American Cancer Society, approximately 12,000 new cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed each year. The good news: cervical pre-cancers are diagnosed far more often than invasive cervical cancer, thanks to increased screening with…
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Four things you need to know about breast cancer

Four things you need to know about breast cancer October’s awareness month highlights risks  “You have breast cancer,”— four words no woman wants to hear. But more than 246,000 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death among women in the U.S., according to the…
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Fighting fractures with a bone-building drug

Fighting fractures with a bone-building drug Study links drug to decreased risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis   Make no bones about it: bone loss and fractures related to osteoporosis can cause severe pain and even disability. A new drug that increases bone formation, reducing the risk of fracture, may be an improved…
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New Center Fights No. 1 Women’s Killer

New Center Fights No. 1 Women’s Killer Addressing the need for better care and awareness when it comes to women’s heart health, Ascension Seton is opening the Women’s Heart Center at the Ascension Seton Heart Institute. “Women have unique risk factors that are often overlooked or unknown, such as pregnancy-related or…
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