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Tumor Markers

2018-12-03T09:22:26+00:00

We use tumor markers to detect the presence of certain types of cancer in the body, and to monitor the progress of cancer treatment. Tumor markers are substances found in the blood, body fluids, or tissues that are produced by cancer cells. If a certain tumor marker is found in the body, it can indicate that the cancer is still present and ongoing treatment may still be recommended. Specifically, we can use this test (in conjunction with other tests) to monitor the success of a current therapy, evaluate the need for surgical intervention, or assess the development of recurrence. Common tumor [...]

Tumor Markers 2018-12-03T09:22:26+00:00

Fertility Tests

2018-12-03T09:18:57+00:00

Before the Fertility Test: Medical history and physical examination Before ordering fertility tests, your doctor will take the sexual medical history of both partners. You will need to describe your menstrual cycle, fitness regime, sexual practices, history of birth control, discuss any sexually transmitted diseases you have had in the past, your use of both legitimate and street drugs and caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. Here are types of Test that you can take! 1.     Fertility Test: Semen Analysis (also called sperm count) 2.     Fertility test: Hormone levels 3.     Fertility Test: Pelvic ultrasounds 4.     Fertility Test: Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) 5.     Fertility Test: Hysterosonogram [...]

Fertility Tests 2018-12-03T09:18:57+00:00

Women’s Health Tips for Heart, Mind, and Body

2018-07-24T14:18:11+00:00

By Kara Mayer Robinson WebMD Feature Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein, MD Looking for the path toward a healthier you? It's not hard to find. The journey begins with some simple tweaks to your lifestyle. The right diet, exercise, and stress-relief plan all play a big role. Follow a Heart-Healthy Diet There's an easy recipe if your goal is to keep away problems like heart disease and strokes. Eat more fruits and veggies. Choose whole grains. Try brown rice instead of white. Switch to whole wheat pasta. Choose lean proteins like poultry, fish, beans, and legumes. Cut down on processed foods, sugar, [...]

Women’s Health Tips for Heart, Mind, and Body 2018-07-24T14:18:11+00:00

Does vitamin D enhance the survival rate of breast cancer patients?

2016-09-29T11:52:38+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] There have been several studies into the link between breast cancer survival and the ‘sunshine vitamin’ (vitamin D).  Although it is too early to refer to vitamin D as a new weapon in our armamentarium, the association has created a lot of interest and indeed may lead to important new discoveries in the future. The results of these studies are worth exploring. Published earlier this year in the Anticancer Research Journal is a study by the University of California’s San Diego School of Medicine (led by Prof Cedric Garland), which showed [...]

Does vitamin D enhance the survival rate of breast cancer patients? 2016-09-29T11:52:38+00:00

Breast Cancer Treatment Breakthrough Claimed by 16-Year-Old Boy

2016-08-30T08:38:44+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Krtin Nithiyanandam is hoping to gain interest from the scientific community to develop the work further A 16-year-old boy claims to have discovered the cure for one of the most dangerous forms of breast cancer. Krtin Nithiyanandam from Epsom, Surrey, believes he has found a way to turn the most deadly form of triple negative breast cancer into one which is responsive to treatment. The teenager, who won the Google Science Fair in 2015 for creating an Alzheimer’s test which can spot early signs of the disease, has been working on the [...]

Breast Cancer Treatment Breakthrough Claimed by 16-Year-Old Boy 2016-08-30T08:38:44+00:00

Top 10 Health Tips for Women from WebMD

2016-08-19T11:51:41+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Let's face it, ladies: Doctor visits are short. And they're getting shorter. What if your doctor had more time? She might tell you the same things that OB-GYN Alyssa Dweck, MD wants you to know. Consider Dweck's tips and prescriptions for a lifetime of wellness.   1. Zap your stress. "The biggest issue I see in most of my patients is that they have too much on their plates and want to juggle it all. Stress can have significant health consequences, from infertility to higher risks of depression,anxiety, and heart disease. Find [...]

Top 10 Health Tips for Women from WebMD 2016-08-19T11:51:41+00:00

Women’s Health in the Spotlight this Women’s Month

2016-08-18T13:59:40+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Velisha Thompson of the City of Johannesburg writes: Higher rates of cancer, diabetes and heart disease and other ailments in women are still a huge reality. This is despite the availability of more resources to help people understand their personal health and wellness needs. For the month of women, their health takes centre stage as I look at the two most common cancers in women – breast and cervical cancer. Breast cancer Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in breast tissues. Each breast has 15 [...]

Women’s Health in the Spotlight this Women’s Month 2016-08-18T13:59:40+00:00

Medical Tests Every Woman Needs to Be Healthy for Life

2016-08-11T12:47:17+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] You exercise, eat right and get plenty of sleep -— great! But if you're only going to the doctor's office when you think you have a cold or need a refill on your birth control, you're missing out on a huge area of preventative health. Having regular check-ups and routine screenings and tests can help you catch health problems and help you avoid a full-blown health crisis years down the road. So to help you take control of your health, here are the tests every woman should have done in her [...]

Medical Tests Every Woman Needs to Be Healthy for Life 2016-08-11T12:47:17+00:00

Hormones and Genetics Put Women at Greater Risk for Arthritis

2016-08-02T14:15:33+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] In 2014, 26.5 percent of women reported having doctor-diagnosed arthritis, compared with 20.5 percent of men, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention behavioral risk survey. Many women don’t realize they are at a higher risk than their male peers, said Dr. Abhijeet Danve, a rheumatologist and faculty member in Yale School of Medicine’s rheumatology division. “Of all the patients with arthritis, almost 60 percent of them are women,” he said. Several factors likely make women more susceptible than men: biological traits, genetics and hormones, Danve [...]

Hormones and Genetics Put Women at Greater Risk for Arthritis 2016-08-02T14:15:33+00:00

New Blood Test Can Predict Premature Births With 86% Accuracy

2016-07-25T10:16:43+00:00

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Just one simple blood test can locate the risk of premature births for some mothers, even if they do not show any other symptoms at 18 weeks of pregnancy. This was the conclusion of a team of scientists and experts from The University of Western Australia (UWA). Earlier scientists had developed some tests for women with early contractions, and the current blood test has based some of its findings on that test. It shows an accuracy of 86 percent in locating women who are at risk of early delivery. Most premature [...]

New Blood Test Can Predict Premature Births With 86% Accuracy 2016-07-25T10:16:43+00:00