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Annual Well-Woman Exam (Infographic)

Birth Control Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you Some examples include the birth control pill intrauterine device IUD patch condom or implant Cancer Screening Learn more about breast cancer colon cancer or other types of cancer Vaccinations Get vaccinations against the flu...

December 2016


Important Information About Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy

PFS012, June 2016

What are opioids Opioids are a type of medicine that relieves pain Prescribed opioids include oxycodone hydromorphone hydrocodone codeine methadone propoxyphene and buprenorphine These medications sometimes are called narcotics Doctors may prescribe opioids for people who have had surgery dental w...

June 2016

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Cystic Fibrosis: Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis

FAQ171, February 2016

Pregnancy What is cystic fibrosis CF What causes CF What are the symptoms of CF Is treatment available for CF What are risk factors for CF Can I be tested to assess whether I am a CF carrier What does it mean if test results for one partner are negative What does it mean if test results for one pa...

February 2016

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Mammography and Other Screening Tests for Breast Problems

FAQ178, April 2015

What is a screening test A screening test is used to find diseases such as cancer in people who do not have signs or symptoms This allows early treatment The earlier cancer is treated the greater the chance of survival Gynecologic Problems What is a screening testnbsp What screening tests are used...

April 2015

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations

PFS007, March 2015

Cancer is a complex disease thought to be caused by several different factors A few types of cancer run in families These types called hereditary or familial cancer have been linked to changes in genes that can be passed from parents to children Changes in genes are called mutations Hereditary bre...

March 2015

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Reducing Your Risk of Cancer

FAQ007, July 2014

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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Benign Breast Problems and Conditions

FAQ026, November 2012

What is breast tissue made of Your breasts are made up of glands fat and fibrous tissue Each breast has 1520 sections called lobes Each lobe has many smaller lobules The lobules end in dozens of tiny glands that can produce milk What kinds of changes occur in breast tissue throughout life Your bre...

November 2012

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