Office on Women's Health Blog

Nicole Greene

Your Family’s Health Is Your Health

Nicole Greene

“How could this happen to me?” This is what one of my colleagues says her mother kept saying after she found out she had heart disease.

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Charity

Bring Your Brave

Temeika L. Fairley

I was sitting next to her as she told her story of being diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer at the age of 27.

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Nicole Greene and Iwona

Losing Iwona

Nicole Greene

Iwona was supposed to be in surgery that day to remove a large fibroid. But while she was getting prepped for surgery, the news came: She had stage 4 uterine cancer.

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Dr. Abbey B. Berenson

Parents: 5 Things to Know About HPV and the Vaccine

Dr. Abbey B. Berenson

Parents, you can help protect your child from getting certain HPV-related cancers. How? With a safe and effective vaccine!

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Woman with her hand at her neck

An Interview About Thyroid Cancer

One woman shares her story about finding out she had papillary thyroid cancer, the most common of type, when she was only 19.

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Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo

Breast Reconstruction: Know Your Options

Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo

Breast reconstruction after cancer isn’t for everyone, but federal law protects your right to make that choice. Get answers to common breast cancer reconstruction questions.

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I Did Everything to Avoid Cancer… And It Still Got Me

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"The reality at first is such a shock, and there's a lot of denial," says Terri. "But once I had accepted my situation, I realized, 'I can do this.'"

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Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A.

A New National Prescription to Improve Women's Health

Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal

Women's health was largely ignored in the halls of public policy, at the research bench, and in clinical settings when I was appointed the first.

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A Survivor's Right to Reconstruction

Many breast cancer patients who are eligible for breast reconstruction after mastectomy aren't aware of their rights and care options.

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Bottom Line: Mammograms are Still Covered

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

Recently, several organizations have updated breast cancer screening recommendations, including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

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