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Archive for September, 2014

September is both Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Part of my mission as a gynecologic oncologist and author of Not Your Mother’s Hysterectomy: A Transformation in Women’s Health Care is to educate and empower women to be their own health advocates. This month of awareness is to draw attention to gynecologic… Read More

Many times I am approached by postmenopausal women with concerns about removing their ovaries during hysterectomy. They frequently ask, “Will I need to take hormones after the surgery?” However, these women are already in menopause, and their ovaries are no longer producing hormones. It would be like removing your appendix- it has no function, so… Read More