gynecology

ACOG Guidelines at a glance: Lynch syndromeIdentification and surveillance will help carriers avoid cancer.
Uterine fibroids: medical management options
Uterine fibroids: medical management optionsFor women in whom surgery is not recommended or necessary, treatment with the goal of symptom relief and size reduction can be achieved medically.
Are common chemicals associated with earlier onset of menopause?
Are common chemicals associated with earlier onset of menopause?A study of a representative sample of US women shows a clinically significant association between early menopause and exposure to 15 different endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
Use of ICSI on rise, but are outcomes better?
Use of ICSI on rise, but are outcomes better?Results of a retrospective cohort study show that use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection is on the rise but cast doubt on whether the technology is improving reproductive outcomes. Brian Levine, MD, MS provides commentary.
Metabolic syndrome linked to increased risk of endometrial cancerAccording to a new study, women aged 65 and older who have metabolic syndrome may be at higher risk of developing all types of endometrial cancer.
Are women with PCOS at greater risk of cancer?According to a new study in Gynecologic Oncology, women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at greater risk of developing some types of cancer.
ACOG supports salpingectomy for ovarian cancer preventionWomen at risk of ovarian cancer and who are undergoing hysterectomy should be counseled about the possible benefits of salpingectomy, according to a new committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Are Hispanic women more likely to die of endometrial cancer?According to a recent study in Gynecologic Oncology, Hispanic women may be less likely to survive endometrial cancer than their non-Hispanic white counterparts.
Caring for patients with chronic pelvic pain
Caring for patients with chronic pelvic painThe right combination of medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes may help patients with this sometimes stubborn condition.
Tamoxifen benefits in breast cancer extend decadesTaking tamoxifen for 5 years to prevent breast cancer results in a prophylactic effect that extends over the next 20 years, according to a new report published in in The Lancet Oncology.