Office on Women's Health Blog

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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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2 Words, 2 Years, 5 Posts You Need to Read

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

. Two words, so many topics. Check out five of the OWH Director's favorite posts and why she think every woman should read them.

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7 Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun

Dr. Nancy C. Lee

A few years ago I had a small skin cancer removed, making me one of the nearly 5 million people treated for skin cancer every year in the United States.

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It Happened To Me

Michelle Whitlock

Just a month before my 27th birthday, my world stopped. It was Christmastime, and most everyone around me was preparing for the holiday festivities; but not me.

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Our #GetCovered Story: Insurance Let Us Get Through a Health Crisis Together

Earnest Evans, Sharon Evans

In July 2013, my wife Sharon was diagnosed with both lung and breast cancer. My immediate thought was that I would need to resign from my job as a vice president for sales of an education company in order to become a full-time caregiver.

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