What ovarian cysts mean for your health

Posted by CarePoint Health on Dec 25, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Ovarian cysts are a normal occurrence for menstruating women. Most of the time, these cysts come and go without any problems. But when a cyst gets too large, or is caused by another condition, it can cause pain and other symptoms. There are several different kinds of ovarian cysts, so it’s important to know the difference between each type.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Ovarian health

4 things to know about ovarian cancer

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 9, 2015 1:00:00 PM

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to talk about rare, but potentially fatal, disease.

Perhaps the biggest problem with treating ovarian cancer is that there are often no signs in its early stages. Once a woman develops symptoms, her cancer may be more advanced and difficult to treat. Although it accounts for only three percent of women’s cancer cases, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in women.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Ovarian health

Ovarian cancer – know your risk

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 25, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Of the female reproductive cancers, ovarian cancer is definitely one of the most mysterious. Early ovarian cancer often causes no symptoms at all. When symptoms do appear, the symptoms may be attributed to other causes. This often leads to a later diagnosis.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Ovarian health