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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The best way you can fight back against breast cancer is to get routine mammograms and stop it early.

It’s estimated that approximately every two minutes someone gets diagnosed with breast cancer. Chances are, you know someone that’s been diagnosed with breast cancer, or someone who’s life was permanently effected by a breast cancer diagnosis.

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Treatment Options for Heavy Bleeding

heavy bleeding

There is actually a name for this type of condition. It is called Menorrhagia. There can be fluctuations in the amount of bleeding from one woman to the next, but for some women the bleeding and cramping would be enough to cause an interruption in their lives each month. If you do, in fact, have Menorrhagia, then there are a number of different causes as well as different treatments depending on the cause. You will need to speak to your doctor about your concerns in order to reach a diagnosis.

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What is Pelvic Prolapse?

pelvic prolapsePelvic prolapse occurs when an organ in your pelvis drops and pushes against the walls of your vagina due to tissues that hold the organs becoming weak or stretched. The organs that can be involved in pelvic prolapse include the bladder, urethra, uterus, vagina, small bowel and rectum.

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