What is a hysterosalpingogram?

A hysterosalpingogram is an x-ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes which allows visualization of the inside of the uterus and tubes. The picture will reveal any abnormalities of the uterus as well as tubal problems such as blockage and dilation (hydrosalpinx). If sterilization reversal is planned, the point at which the tubes are blocked can be seen. This helps … Read More

Study finds link between women’s height and cancer risk

Women’s chances of developing cancer after menopause increase with their height, according to a new study. Among nearly 145,000 women between the ages of 50 and 79, researchers found that height was more strongly associated with cancer than such established risk factors as obesity. The association held true for everything from thyroid cancer to melanoma, researchers reported in the latest … Read More

Cancer symptoms women are most likely to ignore

— Melanie Haiken, Caring.com senior editor Women can boost their chances for early detection by paying attention to their body’s signs. Routine tests like pap smears and mammograms are important, but don’t rely on tests alone to protect women from cancer. It’s just as important for them to listen to their body and notice anything that’s different, odd, or unexplainable. … Read More

How to help a friend with breast cancer

–By Anne Krueger, Health.com Whether your friend or family member is newly diagnosed or in the midst of treatment, she’s unlikely to be wowed by vague offers or having to do your thinking for you. She has enough on her mind; she has cancer. She may not want that tuna casserole or to hear about what treatment your Aunt Phyllis … Read More