Tag: Cancer Screening

Bleeding after menopause: Yes, you should come in!

  Menopause is defined as 12 consecutive months without a period when no other explanation is found.  There are so many other symptoms and changes that come with menopause, many begin in mid to late forties and continue until mid to late 50s.  However, the ending of the period is the defining characteristic of menopause […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The importance of Family History

  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and no doubt you’ve been seeing the pink ribbons and stickers every now and then.  Of the many things that are important to early detection and completely curing breast cancer, we’re going to talk about your family history. It’s important that you ask your parents and aunts and […]

September is Ovarian Cancer Month: What you should know

September is Ovarian Cancer Month: What you should know   Ovarian cancer is an uncommon cancer, most of us have a less than 2% chance of ever getting it.  However, for those that do develop this cancer, it is hard to catch early and harder to cure.   It is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers […]

Breast Cancer Rates Falling in the US

Breast Cancer Rates Falling in the US By Kristina Dragovic, DO   Recent studies performed by the World Health Organization (WHO) led by French researcher Cecile Pizot found that in the majority of countries studied, there has been a downtrend in the number of deaths caused by breast cancer over the last 30 years; 46% […]

Physician recommendations about breast cancer screening vary, survey finds

  According to the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, physician recommended breast-screening practices vary depending on their own specializations and trust in different screening guidelines. A hotly debated topic among professional societies, the optimal times and frequencies for screening has not been firmly established. Since physician recommendation is one of the most […]

Cancer: On a downtrend in the US

By Kristina Dragovic, DO   The wide spreading reach of cancer in today’s society effects us all. To not have been personally impacted on some level, as most of us have dealt with cancer whether through a friend or a family member, is rare. This is why yearly, the American Cancer Society compiles data on […]

daVinci Robot for Gyn conditions

  El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems.   Drs. Amy Teng, Erika Balassiano, and Pooja Gupta, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecgologic Surgery.   Dr. Erika Balassiano is also a graduate of the Minimally Invasive […]

Family Matters: Know your risk for hereditary cancer

Family Matters: Know your risk for hereditary cancer   Written by Dr. Teng    When you see your doctor for your annual checkup or for another reason, you undoubtedly will get asked about your family history.  Not only are we interested in family history of diabetes or heart disease, but we also will ask about […]