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Breast cancer isn’t a single disease

People are often surprised to learn that breast cancer isn’t a single disease, but made up of several sub-types. Individual cancer cells contain surface proteins that respond to signals within the body to cause cancer to grow. Some cancer grows in response to the hormones estrogen or progesterone. They’re called …

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pregnant woman and her blood type

woman’s blood type and Rh factor can impact her pregnancy. That’s why every pregnant woman will have an Rh factor test. In some cases, the father of the baby will be tested too. Here’s what you need to know about blood types and Rh factor. The four major blood types …

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The Role of Estrogen in Women

Estrogen Overview What Is It?Estrogen refers to a group of hormones that play an essential role in the growth and development of female sexual characteristics and the reproductive process.Estrogen is probably the most widely known and discussed of all hormones. The term “estrogen” actually refers to any of a group …

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vitamin c is used in skin care

Vitamin C in Skin Care  The integumentary system is the body’s largest organ. It can also be a woman’s biggest nightmare. The epidermis and its care is one of the most ubiquitous concerns of women as they age. Vitamin C is used in skin care to help prevent premature aging …

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Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis

What Are the Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis? Up to 50% of the women who have bacterial vaginosis do not have any symptoms. Most women learn they have the infection during their annual gynecologic exam. But if symptoms appear, they can include:     * White or discolored discharge.    * Discharge that …

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Non-Infectious Vaginitis

what Is Non-Infectious Vaginitis? Occasionally, a woman can have itching, burning, and even a vaginal discharge without having an infection. The most common cause is an allergic reaction or irritation from vaginal sprays, douches, or spermicidal products. The skin around the vagina also can be sensitive to perfumed soaps, detergents, …

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