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Women's Health News

DNA in 'gene deserts' linked with breast cancer

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 PDT Read More

Study strengthens evidence that breastfeeding can help prevent aggressive breast cancer in African-Americans

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:00:00 PDT Read More

Adding chemotherapy to radiation treatment not effective in treating vulvar cancer, UPMC study shows

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:00:00 PDT Read More

Girls' body image affected by older peers in middle school

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT Read More

Researchers shed light on how breast implants may cause rare lymphoma

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:00:00 PDT Read More

Barbara L. Patrick MD, Facog Gynecology Services
mail clinic@womantowomangyn.com

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Dear Patients,

Thank you for visiting my new website. My goal is to provide you with general gynecology and women’s health information, in addition to specific information regarding Woman to Woman Gynecology Services. Check back often for new information and links to current articles of interest. I hope to see you in the clinic soon.

Sincerely,
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Barbara L. Patrick, MD

A Doctor You Can Confide in for:

Medical and surgical treatment of menstural disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, general infertility testing and treatment. Well women exams, birth control counseling and evaluation of abnormal pap smears.

Q&A with Dr. Patrick

How can I reduce my risk of cancer?

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the US.  The best way to protect yourself is not to smoke.  The chance for breast cancer is reduced if you breastfeed, exercise and maintain a healthy weight.  Using sunscreen will help prevent skin cancers.  Birth control pills have been proven to decrease your risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer.  Young women should receive the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer.  All cancer is easier to treat in the early stages, so routine cancer screening with Pap smears, mammograms, and colonoscopy is important.

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