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2012-03-21 21:26:26

Low bone density medications, such as Fosamax, Boniva and Actonel, may have a protective effect for endometrial cancer, according to a study at Henry Ford Hospital. Endometrial cancer affects more than 45,000 women a year in the U.S., usually in their 60s, although it can occur before 40. A type of uterine cancer, it's the most commonly diagnosed gynecologic cancer, and there is no known preventive medication for women at high risk of developing it. "The results of the study suggest...

2012-01-18 20:02:50

Abnormal bleeding can be an early warning sign of cervical cancer and should not be ignored, said a gynecologic oncologist from Baylor College of Medicine. "January marks National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and is a great time for women of all ages to be aware of common symptoms and early warning signs of the disease," said Dr. M. Yvette Williams-Brown, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at BCM. "All women should know what constitutes abnormal bleeding." When caught...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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