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HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Articles on Breast Cancer What is HER2-positive breast cancer? In about 10%-20% of breast cancers, the cancer cells test positive for HER2, sometimes referred to as the HER2/neu protein. HER2 is a growth-promoting protein located on the surface of some cancer cells. HER2-positive breast cancers tend to grow more rapidly and spread more aggressively than […]

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Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer Treatment

Articles on Breast Cancer What are breast cancer treatment options? Many women with breast cancer will require surgery. Picture by iStock Breast cancer treatments depend upon the type of breast cancer that is present as well as the stage (extent of spread) of the tumor. Treatment for early breast cancer typically involves surgery to remove […]

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Breast Cancer Symptoms and Signs

Breast Cancer Symptoms and Signs

Articles on Breast Cancer What are breast cancer symptoms and signs? In most cases, there are no early warning signs of breast cancer. Breast cancer may not produce any early symptoms, and in many cases, it is first discovered on screening mammography. The most common sign of breast cancer is a new lump or mass […]

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Cipro, Cipro XR (ciprofloxacin) Antibiotic Side Effects

Cipro, Cipro XR (ciprofloxacin) Antibiotic Side Effects

IBS vs. IBD: Differences and Similarities IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) are both problems with the digestive tract (gastrointestinal or GI tract), but they are not the same disease. IBS is a functional disorder (a problem with the way the GI tract functions), and IBD is a disease that causes chronic […]

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Breast Cancer Facts

Breast Cancer Facts

Articles on Breast Cancer How common is breast cancer? Picture of breast cancer Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer of American women, but it can also occur in men. Every year in the U.S., there are over 266,000 new diagnoses of breast cancer. A woman has a risk of one in eight for […]

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Vaginitis (Inflammation of the Vagina)

Vaginitis (Inflammation of the Vagina)

Vaginitis definition and facts Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. Symptoms of vaginitis include vaginal pain or discomfort, itching, discharge, and odor. Pain with urination or during sexual intercourse is also common. Vaginitis may be due to infections or non-infectious causes. Infectious vaginitis may be due to bacteria, fungus, or the parasitic organism known as […]

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Uterine Growths

Uterine Growths

What other medical treatments are available for uterine fibroids? It is important to remember that fibroids only require treatment if they cause bleeding or pain. There are several medical treatments available for fibroids. Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) can provide many benefits for women with fibroids. They decrease the amount of uterine bleeding by about […]

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Health Tip: Is Your Makeup Skin-Safe?

Health Tip: Is Your Makeup Skin-Safe?

Latest Skin News (HealthDay News) — Makeup can be a great way to freshen your look. But if you’re not careful, makeup can irritate your skin and eyes, says Aurora Health Care. It offers these skin-safe makeup guidelines: Toss your mascara after three months and liquid products after six months. Never use makeup that smells […]

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Have a Purpose, Have a Healthier Life

Have a Purpose, Have a Healthier Life

Latest Senior Health News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Do you feel like you know why you’re here? The answer to that question could determine how you feel day-to-day. If you’ve found meaning in your life, you’re more likely to be both physically and mentally healthy, a new study […]

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An ‘Epidemic of Loneliness’ in America? Maybe Not

An ‘Epidemic of Loneliness’ in America? Maybe Not

Latest Senior Health News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite media stories about a “loneliness epidemic” plaguing the elderly, two new studies find that they feel no more lonely than their peers from past generations. The studies — one in the United States, one in the Netherlands — reached […]