Breast cancer

Lesbian health: more than screening for breast cancer and mental health

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Nursing Update
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Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa
The focus this month for Nursing Update is breast cancer and mental health. Last month I noted that in the continuum of womens health, lesbian health has essentially been left off the agenda. In my training, if one thing was mentioned about lesbian health it was around breast cancer and that lesbians and nuns were vulnerable! (those who may not breast feed before the age of 35). While nuns might not have sex, lesbians certainly do have sex. The other remnant of my training was that gays and lesbians may need mental healthcare!

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Hormone therapy less risky for younger women-study

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Hormone therapy less risky for younger women-study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Younger women may be able to take hormone replacement therapy without raising their risk of heart disease, U.S. researchers reported on Monday in a study aimed at reducing some of the confusion surrounding HRT.

Spice helps to stop the spread of breast cancer

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