As of 2020, breast cancer cases account for 24.5% of all cancer detections worldwide. A self-examination is an important tool as it can be done in the comfort of your home. The self-exam hasn’t been shown to improve prognosis in breast cancer patients, still, it is recommended by physicians to be familiar with your own breast in order to report changes when presented.
Category: Female Reproductive System Diseases
Menstrual cycles differ from woman to woman. Many causes come into play when it comes to menstrual cycle abnormalities. Menstrual anomalies are among the most common cause of gynecological consultations with a global prevalence of 30-70% in women of childbearing age. This short article will briefly discuss the common causes, the associated symptoms, what diagnostic tools are used, and how to treat them.
Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas) are the most common benign uterine tumors appearing in women of childbearing age. Although considered an incidental finding most of the time, the data suggests that uterine fibroid prevalence ranges from 4.5-68.6% of women. Leiomyomas can differ in size, growth rate, or number.
Endometriosis is a disorder presenting with varying pain levels in which tissue similar to that of the uterus grows "outside of its designated area" such as the pelvis lining, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. Endometriosis can rarely be found beyond the pelvic area. It was shown to affect roughly about 10% of the global female population in reproductive age.