Nearly 30 years ago, Mary-Claire King, PhD, made a discovery that would revolutionize the way the scientific community thought about inherited disease: She found a gene on chromosome 17 that was linked to countless cases of breast and ovarian cancer. The gene would later be named BRCA1, and it would
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What foods are the best sources of calcium?
Foods with the highest calcium content include milk, yogurt, and cheese. One cup (8 ounces) of milk contains about 300 milligrams (mg) of calcium, 6 ounces of plain yogurt provides 338 mg, one cup of cottage cheese provides about 250 mg, and 1
Approximately 100,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical, endometrial (uterine), or ovarian cancer in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. For all of these cancers, the earlier they are diagnosed, the easier they are to treat successfully. However, of these three types of cancer, only cervical cancer has a
Ask the Doctor: Postmenopausal Bleeding; Alzheimer’s vs. Vascular Dementia; Douching & Ovarian Cancer
Q: My daughter, who is 54, has recently had menstrual bleeding, although she stopped having periods at age 51 and had no bleeding for more than two years. Is postmenopausal bleeding a cause for concern?
A: Many women do report bleeding (typically, light “spotting”) after menopause. Frequently, the bleeding is caused
USPSTF Reaffirms Ovarian Cancer Screening Position.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reaffirmed its 2012 position denying ovarian cancer screening to average-risk, non-symptomatic women, stating that the harms outweigh the benefits. (February 2018, JAMA). However, they also underscored that this recommendation does not apply to women who have genetic mutations,
Q: Are there any foods that have been proven to prevent cancer?
A: There is no “superfood” that will prevent cancer on its own, but there are many foods that have cancer-fighting properties.
Cancer-fighting foods include cruciferous vegetables and berries. These foods are rich in antioxidants, substances that prohibit oxidation at the
The soybean is an annual legume within the pea family. It contains edible seeds that are a rich source of complete protein (complete protein contains all the essential amino acids our body requires for good health). In the United States, the majority of soybean crops are genetically modified for resistance against
Breast cancer is not caused by cell phones, caffeine, antiperspirants, bras, or mammograms. It’s not contagious, it does not automatically develop if you have a family history of the disease, and a diagnosis is not a death sentence.
Those myths about breast cancer are easy to dispel because there is simply
Ovarian cancer is devious and deceptive. As it first develops in a woman’s body, it may offer up no indication of its presence. Oftentimes, it doesn’t reveal itself until after it’s progressed, and when it does, many times its warning signs still go unrecognized.
That’s because ovarian cancer symptoms tend to
Root vegetables often make appearances on holiday tables, often as mashed potatoes or in a marshmallow-covered casserole. Yet, there are plenty of other delicious root vegetables, many with nutrients particularly important to women.
“Root vegetables are full of fiber, calcium, and antioxidants. Due to their appearance, these seasonal produce gems are