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Sexual Pain for Women With Cancer Should Not Be Overlooked: Report

Posted 11 Nov 2016 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 11, 2016 – Painful sex is common, though often treatable, in women with cancer, yet doctors often overlook it, researchers say. "Sexual pain is often written off as 'in people's heads,' but it is more often a result of physical issues that can be helped," said Dr. Vanessa Kennedy, an assistant professor of gynecologic oncology at the University of California, Davis, Health System. "It is important to be able to have the conversation comfortably and to know how to address the common issues that are often predictable, depending on a patient's treatment course," she said in a university news release. In their review paper, Kennedy and co-author Dr. Deborah Coady, from NYU Langone Medical Center, outlined several causes of painful sex in women with cancer, and listed treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy. A low estrogen level is most often to ... Read more

Related support groups: Cancer, Menopausal Disorders, Postmenopausal Symptoms, Atrophic Vaginitis, Perimenopausal Symptoms, Dyspareunia, Hypoestrogenism, Vaginal Dryness

Exploring the Link Between Estrogen and Migraines

Posted 1 Jun 2016 by

WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 – Researchers are getting a better understanding of the link between estrogen levels and migraine headaches in women. A new study finds that for women who get these intense headaches, levels of the hormone estrogen drop more rapidly in the days before menstruation than in women without the headaches. "These results suggest that a 'two-hit' process may link estrogen withdrawal to menstrual migraine," said study author Dr. Jelena Pavlovic, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. "More rapid estrogen decline may make women vulnerable to common triggers for migraine attacks such as stress, lack of sleep, foods and wine." Researchers looked at urine samples of 114 women with migraines and 223 women without migraines, average age 47. Estrogen levels among those with migraines dropped 40 percent in the days just before ... Read more

Related support groups: Migraine, Migraine Prevention, Estradiol, Premarin, Estrace, Ethinyl Estradiol, Migraine Prophylaxis, Vagifem, Estrace Vaginal Cream, Vivelle, Climara, Estring, Vivelle-Dot, Premarin Vaginal, Estradiol Patch, Minivelle, Evamist, Cenestin, Femring, Divigel

Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?

Posted 13 May 2016 by

THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 – Women who have their ovaries removed may have a higher-than-average risk of developing colon cancer, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 196,000 Swedish women who'd had their ovaries removed, the risk of eventually being diagnosed with colon cancer was 30 percent higher than the norm for women their age. The women had their ovaries removed for noncancerous conditions, so a history of ovarian cancer would not explain the findings, the researchers said. Still, the link does not prove that ovary removal contributes to colon cancer risk, cautioned Mia Gaudet, strategic director of breast and gynecologic cancer research for the American Cancer Society. The researchers were not able to account for a number of critical factors, said Gaudet, who was not involved in the study. For one, she said, women who'd undergone ovary removal ... Read more

Related support groups: Ovarian Cysts, Colorectal Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Oophorectomy, Hypoestrogenism

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