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Reducing Your Risk of Cancer

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What causes cancer Cancer occurs when old cells do not die when they should or are damaged Normally the body repairs or destroys such cells Sometimes these cells may grow out of control This causes growths or tumors to form Tumors can be benign not cancer or malignant cancer Benign tumors do not s...

July 2014

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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

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What is a loop electrosurgical excision procedure LEEP and why is it done If you have an abnormal cervical cancer screening result your health care provider may suggest that you have a loop electrosurgical excision procedure LEEP as part of the evaluation or for treatment see the FAQ Cervical Canc...

July 2014

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Ovarian Cysts

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What is an ovarian cyst An ovarian cyst is a sac or pouch filled with fluid or other tissue that forms on the ovary Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their childbearing years A woman can develop one cyst or many cysts Ovarian cysts can vary in size In most cases cysts are harmless and...

July 2014

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Ovarian Cancer

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What is cancer Cancer occurs when old cells do not die when they should or are damaged Normally the body repairs or destroys such cells Sometimes these cells may grow out of control This causes growths or tumors to form Tumors can be benign not cancer or malignant cancer Benign tumors do not sprea...

July 2014

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Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence

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What is stress urinary incontinence SUI SUI is a type of urinary incontinence With SUI a woman leaks urine when she coughs laughs or sneezes or during certain activities such as walking running or exercising Special Procedures What is stress urinary incontinence SUI What causes SUI What nonsurgica...

July 2014

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Combined Hormonal Birth Control: Pill, Patch, and Ring

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What are combined hormonal birth control methods Birth control pills the birth control patch and the vaginal birth control ring are combined hormonal birth control methods They contain two hormones estrogen and progestin Contraception What are combined hormonal birth control methods How do combine...

July 2014

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Disorders of the Vulva: Common Causes of Vulvar Pain, Burning, and Itching

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What is the vulva The external female genital area is called the vulva The outer folds of skin are called the labia majora and the inner folds are called the labia minora Gynecologic Problems What is the vulvanbsp When should I contact my health care provider about vulvar symptomsnbsp What will my...

July 2014

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Cervical Cancer Screening

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What is cervical cancer screening Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer see the FAQ Cervical Cancer Screening includes the Pap test and for some women testing for human papillomavirus HPV see the FAQ Human Papillomavirus HPV Infectio...

July 2014

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Cervical Cancer

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What is cancer of the cervix A womans cervix the opening of the uterus at the top of the vagina is covered by a thin layer of tissue made up of cells Healthy cells grow divide and are replaced as needed Cancer of the cervix occurs when these cells change Cancer cells divide more rapidly They may g...

July 2014

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Barrier Methods of Birth Control: Diaphragm, Sponge, Cervical Cap, and Condom

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What are barrier methods Barrier methods of birth control are physical or chemical barriers that prevent sperm from passing through the womans cervix into the uterus and fallopian tubes to fertilize an egg Some methods also protect against sexually transmitted disease STDs Contraception What are b...

July 2014

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