The term "dense breasts" often leaves patients confused about what it really means to have dense breasts.
Analysis Offers Guidance on Breast Milk Expression
There are several techniques new mothers can use to express breast milk more comfortably while yielding higher output, a meta-analysis finds.
Drug Helps Protect Ovaries from Chemotherapy
The GnRH agonist goserelin, when given during chemotherapy, may protect against ovarian failure and early menopause in women with breast cancer.
HRT Unlikely to Have Cardioprotective Effects
Hormone replacement therapy won't protect postmenopausal women against stroke or heart disease, but don't discount it for symptoms of menopause just yet.
Are You Using Enough Force on Breast Exams?
Clinicians conducting breast examinations who don’t apply enough force during palpation risk missing deeper lesions.
Comprehensive Care in the Land of Ob/Gyn
Ilene Gewirtz, MD, discusses her comprehensive approach to well visits and cancer screens and says education, if not expanded services, is key.
Menstrual Cycle Effects Nicotine Cravings
Women crave cigarettes more strongly during their periods, so waiting until after ovulation to quit may make the process slightly less difficult.
Two New Drugs Show Promise for Endometriosis
Two new compounds, oxabicycloheptene sulfonate and chloroindazole, were successfully tested in early studies to treat endometriosis.
Benign Breast Mass Not So Benign After All
New evidence reveals that risk prediction for breast cancer is imperative in women with atypical hyperplasia of breast tissue.
Hypofractionated WBI Slow to Catch On
Despite having advantages over conventional whole breast irradiation, hypofractionated WBI is used by only a third of patients who would benefit.