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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Women's Health: Five out of six women at higher risk reject drugs to prevent breast cancer ♦ Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be threatening fertility

After menopause, more than half of women may have vulvovaginal symptoms that have a big impact on their lifestyle, emotions, and sex life. What's more, the symptoms tend to travel with other pelvic troubles, such as prolapse and urinary and bowel problems. But many women aren't getting help.

Five out of six women at higher risk reject drugs to prevent breast cancer Five in six women with increased risk of breast cancer turn down drugs likely to prevent the disease, according to research new research from the UK. Drugs to block cancer-causing hormones and surveillance with an annual mammogram may be offered to certain women with a family history of the disease when they have a moderate to high risk of breast cancer
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be threatening fertility in industrialized countries The birth rate is declining in all industrialized countries, and socioeconomic factors and women's age are not solely to blame. Male reproductive health and environmental factors are also significant, as concluded in a new scientific review article.

Mastectomy and reconstruction have the highest rate of complications and complication-related costs, regardless of age, suggests a review of guideline-concordant treatment modalities for women with early stage breast cancer. It was also the most expensive treatment option in a younger patient population




















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