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The Importance of Women’s Health: 8 Articles You Can’t Miss

Learning more about the importance of women's health issues can propel you to make preventative appointments.

Women’s History Month is celebrated in March as a time to honor and empower women. In an effort to do both, UVA Cancer Center features articles about the importance of women’s health all year long. Here are just a few articles that highlight issues relevant to women and the people who love them.

1. Dealing with Periods During Chemo

Chemotherapy treatment can complicate life and regular events. Learn more about what you can expect from your cycle during your chemo protocol, as well as how to combat PMS and other complications when you’re already not feeling your best.

2. Fascinating Facts About Fiber

A high-fiber diet can do more than just help to regulate your digestive system. Discover the link between high-fiber diets and decreased risks for breast cancer, as well as how to incorporate more fiber into your food choices.

3. Making Good Makeup Choices

Have you ever wondered what exactly is in your makeup? Unfortunately, harmful chemicals that have been linked to cancer could be in many of your favorite products. Learn more about what chemicals to watch out for and how to make better choices on your next purchase.

4. Fertility Decisions

Women going through cancer treatment protocol often worry about their fertility after treatments conclude. Get the ins and outs of egg freezing, as well as how to begin the conversation with your partner and medical team.

5. Pregnancy After Cancer

Speaking of fertility, survivors of cancer can often wonder about pregnancy after treatment. We’ve answered your pressing questions, including whether pregnancy increases the risk of your cancer returning, and how long you should wait after treatment before trying to conceive.

6. Refresh Your Breast Self-Exam Knowledge

Breast self-exams are still one of the best ways to detect breast cancer early. Brush up on your knowledge about the importance of self-examination, as well as how to perform one.

7. Ovarian Cysts and Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of cancer-related death for women, and chronic ovarian cysts can sometimes point to a diagnosis. Learn about the different kinds of cysts, and find out when you should schedule a checkup with your doctor.

8. What You Should Know About Vulvar Cancer

While it’s rare, vulvar cancer can go unnoticed and undetected in many women. Learn more about this type of cancer, including how factors like age and history of HPV contribute to an increased risk.

The importance of women’s health goes beyond the month of March. However, this month could be the perfect catalyst to educate yourself about your health and to schedule that physician checkup. Here’s to your health!

Every woman should have a doctor she can trust and who understands her health concerns.

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Haley Burress
Haley Burress