Join the National Women’s Health Week

It’s never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you!

2014 National Women's Health Week
The Office on Women’s Health is part of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Join the National Women’s Health Week celebration.

Learn more about how you can be a well woman.

Spread the word through your networks.

Join or organize women’s health Meetups.

Get more information

  • What is a well-woman visit?
  • When is National Women’s Checkup Day?
  • Why is it important for women to participate in this effort?
  • How can you participate in this important event?
  • Visit WomensHealth.gov

Get involved !

Misinformation about Breast Cancer Screening is still a Problem

Read “The worst health advice you’ll get today”
by Alan Cassels

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Alan Cassels is a researcher/ journalist examining medication, medical screening & disease mongering. Author of ABCs of Disease Mongering and Seeking Sickness

It is easy to promote mammography screening if the majority of women believe that it prevents or reduces the risk of getting breast cancer and saves many lives through early detection of aggressive tumours. We would be in favour of mammography screening if these beliefs were valid. Unfortunately, they are not, and we believe that women need to be told so

Misinformation about Breast Cancer Screening is still a Problem…
Read The worst health advice you’ll get today
by Alan Cassels on TroyMedia, 2014/05/09.

Explorez vos possibles! PMA, DON, Adoption

Mardi 20 Mai 2014 Paris 17ème, via Envie Féconde

Explorez vos possibles !

Poster de PMA, Adoption, Don
Métro Rome – nombre de places limité, réservation conseillée
  • Congélation et devenir des embryons, rémunération du don, anonymat, secret, droit aux origines…
  • Autant de pratiques médicales et sociétales qui interrogent l’éthique collective et nourrissent le débat médiatique.
  • Parcours FIV et Adoption en parallèle? Don en France ou à l’étranger? Dans quel pays? Double don? … Quels choix opérer? Pour quelle transmission?
  • Avec quelle éthique personnelle? Autant d’équations à résoudre dans l’intimité du couple, en pensant aux fruits possibles de ce désir d’enfants.
Atelier Pratique

Mardi 20 mai 2014, Paris 17ème, de 19h à 22h

Réservations

Nombre de places limité, réservation conseillée
tresoriere@enviefeconde.org
Fabienne 06 33 08 57 65

Lieu

Mairie du 17ème arrondissement de Paris
16, rue des Batignolles
Métro Rome – Place de Clichy

Tarif

20 € par personne, 30 € à 2, 39 € à 3, 48 € à 4

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Stop Morcellating the Uterus in Minimally Invasive and Robot Assisted Hysterectomy and Myomectomy

Women’s Health Alert: Deadly Cancers of the Uterus Spread by Gynecologists

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Stop Morcellating the Uterus in Minimally Invasive and Robot Assisted Hysterectomy and Myomectomy!

More than 600,000 hysterectomies are done in the US every year. By the age of 70, one out of every three American women will have had a hysterectomy. About 90% of these surgeries are done for what is presumed to be a benign condition called fibroids. More and more of these surgeries are done with minimally invasive techniques. Usually, to get the uterus out of the body using the “minimally invasive” technique, it is cut into small pieces with a machine called a morcellator. However, a devastating problem happens if in fact the woman did NOT have fibroids – but if she actually had cancer. Unfortunately, the tests that are done before a hysterectomy do not identify these cancers well. Many gynecologists don’t even bother getting any tests. In fact, morcellating cancer spreads the cancer inside the woman’s body.

This is called ‘up staging’ the cancer. It is important to understand:

  1. The average life span following accidental morcellation of sarcoma is only 24-36 months.
  2.  Only 15% of woman who have leiomyosarcoma (LMS) that has spread (stage 4) will be alive after 5 years.
  3. Women with sarcoma who are morcellated are about 4 times more likely to die from sarcoma than if they had not been morcellated.

This is an avoidable disaster..

Read on Change.org Women’s Health Alert: Deadly Cancers of the Uterus Spread by Gynecologists. Stop Morcellating the Uterus in Minimally Invasive and Robot Assisted Hysterectomy and Myomectomy
and SIGN the petition.

The Yellow Card Scheme for Parents

A video by the MHRA

You can report suspected side effects (also known as adverse drug reactions) to a medicine, vaccine, herbal or complementary remedy through the Yellow Card Scheme. The scheme, run by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Commission on Human Medicines, is used to collect information from both health professionals and the general public on suspected side effects.
a Video by MHRAgovuk, Published on 1 Apr 2014.

More info and Videos

The Global Growing Cancer Burden

Sign the declaration for a cancer free world!

The Global Growing Cancer Burden infographic
Sign Now the World Cancer Declaration : a tool to help bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policymakers in order to significantly reduce the global cancer burden by 2025.

This infographic – to download here – was developed to highlight some key figures from the World Cancer Report.
Sign Now the declaration for a cancer free world !

Sources: World Cancer Day 2014 resources.

All our posts tagged cancerinfographicsWorld Cancer Day 2014.

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Uterine Morcellation – when a Hysterectomy can spread Cancer to a Death Sentence

The procedure spread Amy Reed cancer

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Uterine morcellation carries a risk of disseminating unexpected malignancy with apparent associated increase in mortality much higher than appreciated currently.

Uterine morcellation carries a risk of disseminating unexpected malignancy with apparent associated increase in mortality much higher than appreciated currently.

  • Morcellation is done in at least 11% of the nearly 500,000 U.S. hysterectomies a year.
  • The process pulverizes the uterus for easier removal, and quicker recovery.
  • But in cases where undiagnosed cancer may be present, the process spreads it.

Read When a hysterectomy can be a death sentence, USA Today, /5347093/, February 18, 2014

Cancer – Burden in Low – and Middle – Income Countries

Sign Now the declaration for a #cancer free world!

Burden in Low- and Middle-Income Countries infographic
Sign Now the World Cancer Declaration : a tool to help bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policymakers in order to significantly reduce the global cancer burden by 2025.

This infographic – to download here – was developed to highlight some key figures from the World Cancer Report.
Sign Now the declaration for a cancer free world !

Sources: World Cancer Day 2014 resources.

All our posts tagged cancerinfographicsWorld Cancer Day 2014.

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FDA, acknowledge that Hormone Treatment during Pregnancy can cause InterSex and TransGender!

Petitioning The US Food and Drug Administration

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FDA, acknowledge that hormone treatment during pregnancy can cause intersex and transgender!

This petition is to ask the FDA to acknowledge that, when a pregnant woman is given medical treatment with synthetic hormones, these substances can cross the placenta and cause abnormalities of sexual development in her unborn child, including both physical intersex conditions and transgender.

There are a variety of situations in which medical treatments involving high doses of synthetic hormones are given to pregnant women. Many of these treatments would, if given in the same dose to an adult man, suppress his testosterone production and have other feminising effects on him. Based on my own experiences and what I’ve seen of the effects of an artificial estrogen called DES, they can do the same thing to a male foetus, the main difference being that the effects are permanent. Due to the way foetal development takes place and the fact that most medical use of these drugs tends to be during the second half of the pregnancy, brain development is more likely to be affected than physical development.

Read Hugh Easton own story and SIGN the petition.

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Countries and National Cancer Control Plans

Sign Now the declaration for a cancer free world!

Growing Burden in LMICs vs Countries with Plans

Countries and National Cancer Control Plans infographic
Sign Now the World Cancer Declaration : a tool to help bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policymakers in order to significantly reduce the global cancer burden by 2025.

This infographic – to download here – was developed to highlight some key figures from the World Cancer Report.
Sign Now the declaration for a cancer free world !

Sources: World Cancer Day 2014 resources.

All our posts tagged cancerinfographicsWorld Cancer Day 2014.

On Flickr®