|Laura's Cancer Articles|
For articles about HPV and Dysplasia, go the HPV and Dysplasia Page.
Risks, Prevention, and Symptoms
Seven Warning Signs of Gyn Cancers - Every woman should be aware of the symptoms that could signal cancer.
Whisperings of Ovarian Cancer - Why isn't ovarian cancer usually recognized until it is difficult to treat? Learn the early warning signs that could signal ovarian cancer in it's early stages.
Could Aspirin Protect Us From Cancer? - Read about a study from spring of 2001 about how aspirin could help prevent ovarian cancer, plus info about other COX inhibitors.
Making Sense of Hyperplasia - The terminology of endometrial hyperplasia can sometimes be puzzling. This article will help you sort out what the terms mean, and which types are worth worrying about.
CA 125 - Facts and Myths - Have you received the scary email about this blood test? Meet the writer, and learn more about CA 125 and ovarian cancer.
Cancer 101 - This popular series explores the basics of cancer. I had gotten the first 5 parts done at the point where the site was taken down. The next part was going to be about metastasis.
and Table of Contents
The Nature of Cancer
Gynecologic Tumor Types
Cancer Grading and Cell Differentiation
Staging Gynecologic Cancers
Diagnosis and Treatment
Get Thee to a Gyn-Onc! - Would you be better served by a gynecologic oncologist? It could save your life!
CATs, PETs, and MRIs: A Guide to Cancer Imaging - Find out the difference between CT scans, MRIs and PETs, and learn about a new combination technology just hitting the market.
Protecting Yourself During Chemotherapy - How to prevent infections, and recognize the danger signs of neutropenia (low white cell count).
Vaginal Cancer: Interview with a Survivor - Read the inspiring story of Judi's triumph over vaginal cancer.
Fallopian Tube Cancer: Dealing with a Rare Disease - What if your cancer is so rare your doctor has never seen it before? You need the information and coping strategies you will find in this article.
Test Anxiety - Are you going nuts waiting for a procedure or biopsy results? Your feelings are totally understandable - check out these tips for coping.
Taking the Guilt out of Cervical Cancer - Strategies to help women let go of negative feelings regarding the idea that cervical cancer is a "sexually transmitted disease". (My articles on the HPV and Dysplasia Page talk about how this isn't always so.)
When Moms Get Cancer: Two Book Reviews - I review two very helpful books, one for parents and one for kids.
Making a Difference in Washington - Understanding the legislative process and communicating effectively with legislation. Contains info about 2001 legislation, but otherwise can be applied to any year.
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