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Notable Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Notable Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Cancer is among the deadly diseases in the world. Doctors are working day and night trying to establish the treatment for this disease. Breast cancer is most common among females, but there are some men who are also victims of the same. There reason why the disease is becoming difficult is because of late detection and treatment. Most people are ignorant of the signs and warnings of breast cancer. They, therefore assume until they become chronic and hard to deal with. To be on the safe side, detect breast cancer with these signs; 1. Appearance of a lump The presence of a lump on the breast i......
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Hi Ella James, You have posted a good article on cancer. Due to global warming this disease has spread its area over every countr... Read More
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You Know You're a Female Physician When...

You Know You're a Female Physician When...
1.  You get called ‘nurse’ or 'sweetie' 3x a day, despite your embroidered white coat clearly spelling out “Dr. ___." You love your nurses - but you did put a good amount of time and money into getting your title, and it'd be nice to hear it from time to time!  2.  You can never find a small enough pair of gloves in your procedure rooms.   3.  You are looking for a 'part time' position which will allow you to work only 40 hours a week. 4.  You wear your hair down for work and everyone asks if you have a date. 5.  You've been asked totally inappropria......
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31st Week of Pregnancy: Healthy Signs of Baby’s Movement

31st Week of Pregnancy: Healthy Signs of Baby’s Movement
Every mother remembers the day when she felt her baby move for the first time. That moment is priceless and unforgettable, first of many moments that will come during any pregnancy, week after week. 31st week of pregnancy, what are expecting? By the time you entered your 31st week of pregnancy, you will have a feeling that there is a real person inside of your body. And this is true. You just entered your third trimester, and the odds of a safe conclusion of your pregnancy are more and more in your favor. At the 31st week of pregnancy,, the ears of your baby are developed, and she can hear e......
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What Should Be Your Baby's Weight at 31st Week?

What Should Be Your Baby's Weight at 31st Week?
Pregnancy is a wonderful and incredible journey for every woman, and for every parent. It is a celebration of life in its most original form. Pregnancy is a time when a woman is in touch with her body, more than ever before in her life. It is a time full of joy, pain, discomfort and expectations. Every mom-soon-to-be fears for her unborn, and wishes him or her nothing but the best, so it is very important that every mother knows everything there is to know about her growing child. 31st week of pregnancy 31st week of pregnancy is an exciting time, indeed. By now you already know your baby’s g......
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Breast Cancer Signs You Must Know

Breast Cancer Signs You Must Know
There has been a remarkable improvement in the attention given to breast cancer. More and more people take their mammography tests regularly which often help detect the occurrence of breast cancer early enough. However, it is important to note that not all cases of breast cancer are detected through mammography that is why it is important that every woman takes a keen interest in her breasts. And the good news is that when breast cancer is detected in its early stages, then it is much easier for one to find necessary treatment and prevent any further spread.Before we get to the signs for cance......
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Metastatic Breast Cancer: Signs and Symptoms

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Signs and Symptoms
Metastatic breast cancer is also referred to as stage IV breast cancer. This means that the cancerous cells have stopped being localized in the breast and have travelled to other cells of the body. When the cancerous cells metastasize, they travel to the bones, liver, brain or even lungs. This compounds the problem of treatment as it is not as easy to target the cancerous cells. There is limited awareness on metastatic breast cancer and more needs to be done for the general public to understand this condition that is increasingly affecting the population, women and men alike. One of the harsh......
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Why are Female Physicians Scared to be WOMEN?

Why are Female Physicians Scared to be WOMEN?
We all know how hard it is to become a doctor - we give up so much of our youth, our family time, and ourselves to get there.  Women physicians, however, also tend to sacrifice a lot of what makes them feminine.  It sometimes feels like there's an unwritten rule that states that in order to advance professionally, we have to leave our home life at the doors of our offices/hospitals.  Many female physicians will admit to downplaying the importance of their families in their professional lives, for fear that people will take them less seriously. Why is it that we feel this?  ......
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Sudden Severe Joint Pain at Night Could Be Gout

Sudden Severe Joint Pain at Night Could Be Gout
Joint pain is one of the most common problems, with many causes. Injuries can be one of them, with arthritis on the other hand. Adding on that, some medical conditions trigger sudden joint pain. These may be due to autoimmune conditions, infectious diseases, injuries and degenerative conditions. The pain arises in one or multiple joints. Joints being part of the body where bones meet, the at times ache. These brings discomfort, aches within the body’s joint. Joint pain is not only as the result of wear and tear but also can be a sign of infection. Symptoms Some of the signs and symptoms of j......
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4 Steps to Good Health After Menopause

4 Steps to Good Health After Menopause
While most menopausal symptoms are likely to vanish after menopause, one may still struggles with issues like vaginal dryness and occasional hot flashes and disturbed nights because of night sweats. There is also a possible increased risk to suffer from certain types of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis and diabetes. Often times, the increased risk to these complications stem from reductions in hormonal levels of estrogen and progesterone, and negative lifestyle habits. And because menopause affects a woman in stages, with the nature and intensity of the different symptoms affectin......
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10 Early Symptoms and Signs Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

10 Early Symptoms and Signs Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an extremely common joint pain condition. The cause of arthritis could be injury, age, genetics, and many other factors. It could be any of those factors or possibly all of them. There is no single direct cause of arthritis so it is impossible to predict who will develop arthritis and when they will develop it. However there are some symptoms that commonly occur in the early stages of arthritis that may alert you to the fact that you could be developing arthritis. It is good to know as early on as you can that you are developing arthritis because you can increase the am......
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7 ways to Improve Complexion During Pregnancy

7 ways to Improve Complexion During Pregnancy
Pregnancy can be an amazing time during a woman’s life. When you are pregnant, you are preparing to deliver the life of your offspring into the world. It can be a time of love and wonder that you should cherish. However, while nobody likes to focus on the negative aspects of pregnancy, there are many parts to pregnancy that are difficult to deal with. During a woman’s pregnancy, her body becomes a host for a life. Many things change in your body in order to accommodate the life that you are hosting in your body. One of the biggest things that changes are your hormones which can heavily affect ......
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Can Women with Diabetes Get Pregnant?

Can Women with Diabetes Get Pregnant?
The American Diabetes Association, ADA has sought to reassure women across the world that, contrary to popular belief that Diabetes can prevent women from getting pregnant, they can, in fact, carry healthy pregnancies. Just like many other illnesses, women with Diabetes need to know what to eat, how to eat and when to eat, in addition to taking certain prescribed medications, in order to ensure a safe pregnancy. In fact, this is similar to women diagnosed as healthy prior to their pregnancy who can still end up with a troubled pregnancy. The key is to follow your doctor's’ orders. For women d......
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Have You Prepared A To-Do List For Your Pregnancy?

Have You Prepared A To-Do List For Your Pregnancy?
Pregnancy is one occurrence that completely changes a woman’s life though temporarily. This is because with conception and subsequent pregnancy comes a whole new set of responsibilities and things that must be done to ensure a healthy baby is delivered safely. Special care and attention must be accorded to the unborn child as it develops. This is what brings the need for you to prepare a list of the things you must do before your baby is born. To most people, the gestation period is just some other ordinary time to be sailed through effortlessly. The only thing that they think should change i......
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Pregnancy Fitness Week By Week

Pregnancy Fitness Week By Week
Fitness is essential during pregnancy. In this sector, we look at the various routines you have to follow every week. We will look at 40 weeks although most pregnancies will go for 38 weeks. Trimester One Week 1 and 2 This is the first week after your last period. Chances are you are not yet pregnant. You need to come up with a workout routine so that you stay active. Week 3 You are now pregnant, but no symptoms have showed up. You now need to know what you are supposed to eat to keep the baby (babies) healthy and manage the weight increase. Week 4 Pregnancy symptoms such as bloating, ......
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Why Breast Cancer Patients Start Taking Joint Pain Supplements?

Why Breast Cancer Patients Start Taking Joint Pain Supplements?
You may find that most breast cancer patients have complications after the chemotherapy. This is because the treatment given has negative effect to the body hence development of other severs complications such as joint pains. Women are given aromatase inhibitors that prevent re-occurrence of the tumors. Most women are said to leave this medication due to severe joint pains hence lead to development of tumor in other parts of the body. To avoid the severe joint pains the patients are recommended to take joint pain supplements in order to reduce the Pin. This also helps to encourage intake of th......
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After effects of breast cancer treatments are many. Patients should be on medications for a longer time to avoid reoccurrence of c... Read More
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What Are The First Warning Signs Of Breast Cancer?

What Are The First Warning Signs Of Breast Cancer?
Often, you will be advised to have breast exams and mammograms every 1-2 years. If you have been doing so, then that’s a great step you have taken to ensure breast cancer doesn’t strike without you seeing it. Most of these tests involve looking for lumps. A thing to note is that lumps can’t be easily detected as we tend to think. It stays undetected until it is over ten millimeters in size. Mammograms on the other side cannot be relied on as they have been shown to miss at least one in every ten tumors. It is especially unreliable in younger women and those women that have a dense breast issue......
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7 ways to spiff up your resume - for Physicians planning on career change

7 ways to spiff up your resume - for Physicians planning on career change
As a physician coach who works with fellow physicians contemplating career change, I keep an eye out for internet articles highlighting current thinking about helping that change be successful. A recent such article caught my attention and then my interest. Titled “Recruiting: What do recruiters look for in a resumé at first glance?“, it dispelled much of the conventional wisdom we’ve come to accept. These 7 points the article’s author Ambra Benjamin – a recruiter – jumped out at me: In the author’s words (all italicized): I don’t look through stacks of resumes an......
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During Menopause: Know Impact Of Menopause Supplements And Smoking

During Menopause: Know Impact Of Menopause Supplements And Smoking
There are so many ways to handle menopause especially in women since they are the ones who undergo menopause at an early age. There is a kind of menopause known as pre-mature since it occurs I early stages like 25 -30 years of age. This kind of menopause can try to be treated only if recognized early enough. In women they stop experiencing their menstrual cycle in such a way that they can never give birth. This menopause is a process and is accompanied by a variety of symptoms. A woman with high immunity may go through smooth menopause process since most symptoms will not bring you down as it ......
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Top 10 Cancer Signs Every Woman Shouldn’t Ignore

Top 10 Cancer Signs Every Woman Shouldn’t Ignore
Cancer can attack any part of the body . Hence, you need to be alert to notice any kind of change. The female breast is among the parts that one should check in order to have treatment in case you find changes. Ensure that you consult a doctor if you notice unusual lumps in your breast. Avoid going over the counter for treatment rather go for check up and have tests done later the doctor will administer the best and suitable medical drugs. Strictly follow the doctor’s prescription to the latter. The earlier you get to know that cancer is existing in your body, the better since it will be easil......
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Best Diet Tips For Pregnant Women

Best Diet Tips For Pregnant Women
When a person is pregnant, they are bound to get all types of dietary advises from any person whom they come across. You have probably heard people telling pregnant women to gobble down plates and plates of food because they are eating for two while others advise them on what to eat. These pieces of information could be beneficial but may not be enough or well informed. This is why the potential mother should be well versed with the best dietary tips that once followed, will increase her chances of safely delivering a healthy baby. The type of food you eat during pregnancy will have a bearing......
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