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Women's Health; Your Pregnancy Matters

Pap smears are safe – before, during and after pregnancy

Are Pap smears necessary? And should you get one while pregnant? Dr. Awosemusi, M.D., answers common questions about this misunderstood procedure.

Cancer

Smarter radiation, fewer sessions: How SABR might help defeat metastatic cancer

Stereotactic ablative therapy (SABR) has proven effective in treating many types of primary tumors. Robert Timmerman, M.D., discusses how SABR might improve survival rates for patients with metastatic cancer.

Cancer; Discovery; Prevention

Precision medicine, immunotherapy drive largest single-year drop in cancer deaths

Cancer death rates have dropped nearly 30% since 1991, and more that 2% between 2016 and 2017 alone – the biggest one-year drop on record. The driver has been precision medicine, an approach that focuses on personalization and collaboration. Learn more now.

Cancer; Prevention

HPV vaccine: Preventing a sexually transmitted cancer

More than 95% of sexually active adults will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives and never know it. In addition, HPV is linked to 34,800 cases of cancer in America every year. But recent changes to the HPV vaccine guidelines provide hope in preventing HPV-related cancer. Find out more.

Cancer

Britni’s story: Destroying cancer, preserving fertility

Dr. Richardson and her patient, Britni Adams, discuss radical trachelectomy, a procedure to treat cervical cancer and preserve fertility.

Cancer

Bleeding after menopause: It’s not normal

Dr. Carlson discusses why women shouldn’t ignore postmenopausal bleeding and should see a gynecologic oncologist if cancer is the cause.