Women's Wellness: Still need a Pap smear after hysterectomy?
It depends. Pap test, also called a Pap smear, is a routine screening test for early diagnosis of cervical cancer. If you had a partial hysterectomy -- when the uterus is removed but the lower end of the uterus (cervix) remains -- your health care provider will likely recommend continued Pap tests. Similarly, if you [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

SIR: UFE bests myomectomy for fibroid treatment
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a more effective treatment for fibroids...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Artificial intelligence for MRI distinguishes uterine cancer from fibroids Study finds low reintervention rate for UAE of fibroids MRgFUS offers less-invasive fibroid fix Further intervention rates vary after fibroid removal MRI helps distinguish fibroids from uterine cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Talcum Powder May Cause Cancer, Experts Warn
[Guardian] Researchers are unanimous that talc or talcum powder can cause lung, ovarian, stomach and endometrial (uterine) cancers. They said talc consisting of asbestos is generally accepted as being able to cause cancer if it is inhaled or/and used regularly in the genital area. Evidence on asbestos-free talc is however less clear. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Connect with women living with gynecologic cancer
Gynecologic cancers include?cervical cancer, endometriosis, fibroids,?ovarian cancer, pelvic masses,?uterine cancer,?vaginal cancer?and?vulvar cancer. Mayo Clinic Connect is a place where you can meet women living with a gynecologic cancer or caring for someone with gynecologic cancer. You can ask your questions, share your story, or just say hello. "Connect members find connection, support, and information from [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 21, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Infertility in Women Linked to Modestly Elevated Cancer Risk
Overall risk higher for developing cancer; increased risks seen for uterine, ovarian, lung, thyroid cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

I Had Lynch Syndrome For 30 Hours
As a genetic counselor, I have been taking the popular home DNA tests on the market. My raw data showed that I have Lynch syndrome, a hereditary cancer syndrome that increases the risk of colorectal, uterine, ovary, and other cancers. Further testing proved that this result was a false positive. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellen Matloff, Contributor Source Type: news

Obesity-Linked Cancers On the Rise in Young Adults
In the study, the cancer incidence increases were particularly severe in six of the 12 obesity-related cancers: colon, uterine, gallbladder, kidney and pancreas, and multiple myeloma -- a bone marrow cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millennials Getting More Obesity-Related Cancers, Study Finds
This study shows the incidence of cancer associated with obesity has been rising dramatically in groups of individuals born in more recent decades,” said MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Dr. George Chang, who was not associated with the analysis. However, Chang warns against overgeneralizing on the basis of an epidemiological study. “The study was not set up to establish causation,” Chang said. “We know there are many factors that are associated with both obesity and cancer, such as lack of exercise and poor diet. How much each of those factors contribute to cancer is less clear.” Obesity is ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer CNN Millennials Source Type: news

Why we need a BI-RADS-like system for uterine tumors
Does radiology need a scoring system like BI-RADS for tracking uterine tumors?...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study shows uterine cancer prevalence after morcellation Comments: 2/4/2019 7:28:08 AMmedphys While a UI-RADS system would be a step in the right direction, there's a worse problem:  some ob/gyn offices use their own ultrasound units, and it's not obvious that any radiologist ever sees the images.  These ob/gyn offices have a financial motivation to NOT refer any patients for ultrasound in a radiology department.   2/4/2019 8:09:38 AMDr. DG from Toronto I am very sorr...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Rates in Younger People
For six of the 12 obesity-related cancers (multiple myeloma, colorectal, uterine, gallbladder, kidney and pancreatic) the risk for disease increased in adults 25 to 49. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Obesity Weight Cancer Pancreas Multiple Myeloma Colon and Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer risk after a hysterectomy
During a hysterectomy, a surgeon removes a person ’s uterus. Because the surgeon usually leaves part or all of the ovaries intact, it may still be possible to develop ovarian cancer. However, research suggests that any type of hysterectomy helps reduce a person’s risk of ovarian cancer. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

Addressing expected challenges after resumption of HPV vaccination
(Osaka University) Researchers at Osaka University present measures for reducing a risk of uterine cervical cancer that increased by the suspension of the Japanese government recommendation for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and for promoting HPV vaccination after its resumption (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TGF-beta pathway protects against uterine cancer
(Baylor College of Medicine) Two new mouse models of uterine cancer reveal that the TGF-beta signaling pathway in uterine cells protects against the disease by suppressing the overgrowth and oncogenesis of the endometrium, the membrane lining the inside of the uterus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

U.S. Cancer Death Rate Plummets From 1991 Peak
(CBS Local) — The nation’s cancer death rate dropped a whopping 27 percent during the last quarter century, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society. That translates to about 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths than would have been expected if rates stayed at their peak, which was seen in 1991. “The decline in deaths is largely driven by reductions in smoking and improved treatment, as well as earlier detection for some cancers,” said lead researcher Rebecca Siegel, scientific director of surveillance research at the cancer society. The drop was driven by huge strides made in treating mo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News American Cancer Society Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Cancer Deaths Have Fallen Drastically Over the Last 25 Years. But These Types Are On the Rise
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death among Americans, behind only heart disease. But there’s good news: the cancer death rate has drastically declined over the past 25 years, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS). Overall, the cancer death rate dropped by 27% between 1991 and 2016, according to the report’s data, which came from the National Center for Health Statistics. Steadily declining cancer mortality rates saved about 2.6 million lives between 1991 and 2016. Significant reductions in lung cancer mortality explain a large part of the overall trend. Smoking rates have falle...
Source: TIME: Health - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

New insights into a rare type of cancer open novel avenues of study
(Karolinska Institutet) Undifferentiated uterine sarcoma is a very rare but extremely aggressive cancer type. It can be divided into four groups with different characteristics of clinical importance -- a new study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden reveals. The results, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, also show that the survival rate of patients with a certain type of tumour is better than predicted. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Pap test after hysterectomy
Pap test: Still needed after hysterectomy? If you've had surgery to remove all or part of your uterus ? a total or partial hysterectomy ? you may or may not continue to need routine Pap tests. Your health care provider will consider several factors when making this determination, including your age and the reason for [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 4, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Thousands of Women Are Born Without a Uterus. A New Procedure Offers Them Hope
On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

Thousands of Women Are Born Without a Uterus. A New Procedure Offers Them Hope
On an afternoon in November, a couple hosted a birthday party for their 1-year-old son. As family and friends gathered around the child to sing “Happy Birthday,” his parents addressed a milestone that reached well beyond the room. “It was emotional,” recalls the mother. “It took a lot more than a nine-month pregnancy to get him, and we wouldn’t be where we are without everyone’s support.” Many parents will tell you their child is miraculous. But the mere existence of this particular boy, who just a month earlier had taken his first steps, brings the miracle somehow closer to ...
Source: TIME: Science - January 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized fertility Research Source Type: news

Health Tip: Potential Risks of Hysterectomy
-- A hysterectomy may be recommended for cases of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic support problems, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain and gynecologic cancer, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Uterine Cancer Incidence and Mortality -- US, 1999-2016 Uterine Cancer Incidence and Mortality -- US, 1999-2016
While many other cancer types have decreased in incidence in recent years, the latest data show that uterine cancer cases are on the rise, especially among certain populations.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Uterine cancer rates rising, particularly among black women
Uterine cancer is on the rise in the U.S. and it's killing black women at a higher rate than any other group, a report says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uterine Cancer Incidence and Deaths on the Rise in US Uterine Cancer Incidence and Deaths on the Rise in US
Black women in particular need to be more aware of the symptoms of uterine cancer to stem the rise in the incidence and mortality rates of uterine cancer in the US, warn CDC experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine Cancers
Title: Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine CancersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Since 1999, Uterine Cancer Incidence, Mortality Up
Incidence of uterine cancer higher among non - Hispanic black and white women; more deaths for blacks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine Cancers
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Since 1999, Uterine Cancer Incidence, Mortality Up
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- The incidence of uterine cancer and uterine cancer deaths has increased since 1999, according to research published in the Dec. 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alarming rise in uterine cancer rates and deaths, CDC reveals
Experts say rises in excess body weight are likely a significant factor - it can quadruple a woman's risk. But the biggest issue is that black women are diagnosed at a much later stage than white women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine Cancers
THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Cases of uterine cancer are charting a slow but steady rise among American women, and so are deaths from the disease, new statistics show. Looking at federal health data, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine Cancers
(Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Gynecological Cancer - December 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The First Baby Has Been Born After a Uterus Transplant From a Deceased Donor
The world’s first baby born by a uterus transplant from a deceased donor is healthy and nearing her first birthday, according to a new case study published Tuesday in the Lancet. Uterus transplants have become more common in recent years, resulting in 11 live births around the world. But all of the other successful deliveries so far have been made possible by living donors — often women who opt to donate their uterus to a close friend or family member without one. The birth resulting from the case detailed in the Lancet, which took place at Brazil’s Hospital das Clínicas last December, is both the first...
Source: TIME: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized fertility healthytime Source Type: news

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages
(McGill University Health Centre) A team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University have identified three genes responsible for recurrent molar pregnancies, a rare complication that occurs when a non-viable pregnancy with no embryo implants in the uterus. The results of this study, published in The American Journal of Human Genetics, could have important implications, since until now very little is known about the genetic causes of all forms of fetal loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence for MRI distinguishes uterine cancer from fibroids
A machine-learning algorithm for MRI helped clinicians differentiate uterine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study finds low reintervention rate for UAE of fibroids MRgFUS offers less-invasive fibroid fix Further intervention rates vary after fibroid removal Online patient info about UAE could be better MRI helps distinguish fibroids from uterine cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More Data Tie Obesity to Occult Endometrial Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Bariatric surgery appeared to normalize neoplastic endometrium in some women (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - November 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New study takes first step toward treating endometriosis
(Northwestern University) Researchers at Northwestern Medicine have taken the first step in bioengineering the human uterus to treat endometriosis, uterine-factor infertility and endometrial cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Minimally invasive surgery for cervical cancer is MORE dangerous than open operations, study finds
Less invasive surgery to remove the cervix and uterus of early stage cervical cancer patients raises the risk of death later by 65%, a Massachusetts General Hospital study found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery Is Standard for Cervical Cancer. But A New Study Shows It ’s Not Effective
In a demonstration that newer isn’t always better, two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that minimally invasive surgery techniques, including robotic surgery, lead to higher death rates from any cause than traditional, open surgery done through an incision in the abdomen. Minimally invasive surgery — or keyhole surgery, in which doctors perform operations through small incisions rather than by opening up patients and exposing them to complications — and robotic surgery have shortened recovery times and cut back on infections and bleeding. So in many cases, surgeons prefer usin...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Studies Warn Against Minimally Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer
Compared to open surgery for cervical cancer, the less invasive approach was more likely to result in cancer recurrence and death, new studies found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Cervical Cancer Uterine Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Cervix Uterus Tumors Fibroids Hysterectomies Food and Drug Administration New England Journal of Medicine Pedro T. Ramirez Johns Hopkins University Me Source Type: news

Mother lost over half her body weight after medics blamed her cervical cancer on her obese frame
Rebecca Lane, now 39, from Sherborne, Dorset, weighed 18st 5lbs (116.5kg) when she was diagnosed in July 2016. She was forced to have her uterus and cervix removed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tainted Valsartan Not Linked to Cancer Risk in the Short Term Tainted Valsartan Not Linked to Cancer Risk in the Short Term
An expedited short-term analysis finds no increased risk for cancer in patients who took NDMA-contaminated valsartan, but uncertainty remains for colorectal and uterine cancer. The EMA weighs in.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Doctor to the stars disciplined over use of controversial menopause therapy
This story is from Kaiser Health News. A Santa Monica doctor who touted a controversial menopause therapy on the Oprah Winfrey Network and received testimonials for her work from such celebrity patients as model Cindy Crawford and actress-author Suzanne Somers has been disciplined by California’s medical board for gross negligence. In a settlement approved late last month, the Medical Board of California put Dr. Prudence Hall on probation for four years, faulting her for being “unaware” of potential risks posed by the plant-based hormones — including cancer —&nbs...
Source: ABC News: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Green Dye Beats Blue for Node Mapping in Uterine Cancer Green Dye Beats Blue for Node Mapping in Uterine Cancer
Green fluorescent dye was found to be superior to standard blue dye for sentinel lymph node mapping in uterine cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping Most Cost - Effective for Uterine CA
Findings compared to routine, selective lymphadenectomy for low - risk endometrial cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause cramps after menopause?
Although a person's monthly periods stop after they have been through menopause, they may still sometimes experience abdominal cramping. These cramps are usually nothing serious, but can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or cancer. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Inside Hologic ’ s evolving definition of women ’ s healthcare
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX), known in the medtech industry for its mammography and diagnostics devices, is rethinking what it means to be a women’s healthcare company. The 6,000-person company wants to expand its reach to include products that care for women’s well-being, as well as their health – a concept that Dr. Edward Evantash honed when he led the Ob/Gyn division at Tufts Medical Center. “The beauty of being an Ob/Gyn is that you really take care of women throughout the continuum of their lifecycle,” Evantash, Hologic’s medical director & VP of global medical affairs, told MassDev...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Cynosure Inc. Hologic Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Uterine polyps rarely are cancerous
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a few small uterine polyps that my health care provider says are not likely to be cancerous and that I could be reevaluated in six months to see if further testing is needed. Is it common for uterine polyps to turn into cancer? I am 49. ANSWER: It is rare [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery may reduce hormone-related cancer risk
New research published in theBritish Journal of Surgery reports that bariatric surgery is associated with a decreased risk of breast, endometrium, and prostate cancer.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fertility treatment doesn't boost overall risk of breast, ovary or uterus cancers
(Reuters Health) - Assisted reproductive technologies don't carry an overall increased risk of breast, ovarian or uterine cancer, according to a new study in the UK. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Do fertility treatments bring higher risk of invasive breast or uterine cancer?
“What we were really interested in is for the ladies -- did they have long-term downstream effects in terms of risks of cancers?” said Alastair Sutcliffe. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news