Angelina Jolie says she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week to ensure she has a long life with her husband and six children.
At menopause, typically around age 50, the ovaries shut down and a woman’s hormones change.
Canadian researchers think they have the answer for why women eventually hit menopause: men.
Sometimes a mammogram shows a woman’s breasts are dense – a reflection of the hormone estrogen. Women who have very dense tissue are at greater risk for developing breast cancer and it can be harder for mammograms to show a tumor.
With the change of life, women stop having their periods, but also, they might start gaining weight. A local researcher is looking at what types of activities will keep post-menopausal women active for the long run, for a better weight and better health.
In a study in the “Journal of the American Medical Association,” for the first time researchers are saying not only is there an increased risk of breast cancer with hormone replacement therapy, but also an […]