Speaking of Women’s Health Column
Tag: breast cancer
Posted on January 08, 2018
Read medical breast specialist Dr. Holly Pederson and OB-GYN resident Dr. Sarah Hershman's column on the recent research on hormonal birth control and breast cancer risk.
Posted on August 02, 2017
Read women’s health fellow, Dr. Anna Camille Moreno’s column on genitourinary syndrome of menopause or commonly known to us as vulvovaginal atrophy.
Posted on February 16, 2014
Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker’s latest column about a 25 year Canadian study involving 90,000 women randomized to either yearly mammography or yearly breast exam that showed no survival benefit for women ages 40-59 getting annual mammograms.
Posted on October 06, 2013
Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker’s blog post about the exaggerated, political controversies regarding menopausal hormone therapy in this post-Women’s Health Initiative era.
Posted on June 28, 2013
Know the best time to schedule your next mammogram and more important tips on planning breast screenings.
Posted on May 19, 2013
Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker’s blog about hereditary cancer syndromes. Recently, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) has been in the news with the announcement by actress Angelina Jolie that she carries the BRACA1 mutation. Lynch syndrome is actually THE most common hereditary cancer syndrome and there are other hereditary cancer syndromes (HCS) that you and your physician should know about!
Posted on February 28, 2013
Dr. Holly L. Thacker reviews a recent large study looking at the use of aspirin, acetaminophen and other arthritis type medicines and the link to breast cancer risk.
Posted on November 27, 2012
Read Dr. Holly L. Thacker's column regarding recently published research spanning three decades that suggests more than one million women have been over-diagnosed with breast cancer by screening mammography.
Posted on October 22, 2011
The latest news cycle discussion has been about a well-known, 37-year-old woman undergoing infertility treatment who has developed bilateral breast cancer. Cause and effect? No! However, from listening to the news you might think otherwise! I spoke to our professor and chair of our Women's Health Institute, Dr. Tommaso Falcone, who is an internationally recognized expert and author of "The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Infertilty." He said, based on multiple published studies and his experience, that infertility treatments do not cause an increase in cancer rates.