Month: May 2019

Thyroid Health in Women

Thyroid Gland, even though a small butterfly shaped gland, plays an important role in a woman’s metabolism, energy levels, hair, and skin health. Thyroid gland can become under active (hypothyroid) or overactive (hyperthyroid). Thyroid can also become enlarged (goiter) or develop nodules (growths within the thyroid). Women are five to eight times more likely than …

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Does Mammography Cause Radiation Exposure?

Mammography is the choice of screening test for breast cancer in an average risk woman above age 40. Its rightly advocated by American College of Radiology, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Cancer Society, American Medical Association, National Cancer Institute and several other worldwide medical organizations. Many times women including my patients express the …

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Myths Related to Breast Cancer

Wearing a bra causes breast cancer: INCORRECT! A case-control study of postmenopausal women was conducted by Chen et al in 2015 which found no evidence that any aspect of bra wearing is associated with risk of invasive breast cancer. Several other studies have been conducted including women who wear wired and wire free bra, however …

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