Women’s Health Most Recent
The incidence of breast cancer increases with advancing age, and the relative frequency of benign breast disease (BBD) decreases.
Ovarian cancer has more than a physical impact.There are also emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, and practical consequences for those women diagnosed with the disease.
Older women are one of the most rapidly growing segments of the Canadian population.
Most menopausal women require no treatment. Despite controlled trial data showing risks from menopausal hormone treatment, three conditions benefit from ovarian hormone therapy: early menopause, severe vasomotor symptoms with osteoporosis, and sleep-disturbing night sweats.
Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer mortality in women over 65 years of age.
The diagnosis and management of cervical cancer in the older patient presents important challenges to the geriatrician and oncologist.
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF