Obstetrics & gynaecology

Q and A: Spotting, perimenopause and menopause

Dear Mayo Clinic: I am 52 and recently had gone 10 months without a period, so I had assumed I was in menopause. But, over the past three months, I've noticed some light spotting. Does this mean I'm not in menopause? How ...

Oncology & Cancer

Every pregnancy helps reduce endometrial cancer risk

New QIMR Berghofer research has found each additional pregnancy a woman experiences, including those that result in miscarriage, can help reduce her risk of developing endometrial cancer.

Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Understanding endometrial cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 54-year-old sister was diagnosed recently with early stage endometrial cancer. She only went to the doctor because she had bleeding between menstrual cycles. I'm wondering if I am at risk, too, and if ...

Oncology & Cancer

Obesity increases endometrial cancer risk

Endometrial cancer, which begins in the uterus within the layer of cells that form the uterine lining, has been on the rise over the past decade. Each year in the U.S., over 60,000 women are diagnosed with endometrial cancer, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

NAMS updates guidance for genitourinary syndrome of menopause

(HealthDay)—In a position statement from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), published in the September issue of Menopause, updated recommendations are presented for the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause ...

Medical research

New biomarker for poor prognosis endometrial cancer

A newly discovered endometrial cancer biomarker and diagnostic method will enable detection of the tumor type that is likely to spread and recur so that clinicians can initiate treatment early and stop the cancer from attacking ...

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