From the Doctor's Desk
Elizabeth Etkin-Kramer, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Staying up to date with your mammograms is so vital to women’s health. Ask your doctor when your due and when you should start screening. We're live with Dr. Etkin-Kramer to talk about breast cancer symptoms in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ask your questions in the […]
“You need to be your advocate and ask for the testing you want done” says Dr. Etkin-Kramer. Mind blown right? With that in mind, here are seven conditions that pap smears do not screen for. Be aware and be educated. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/what-pap-smears-dont-tell-you
FYI ladies, FDA issued a recall specifically for Mibelas 24 oral contraceptive, lot number L600518. According to the FDA, the order of the active pills may have been mixed up during packaging, and there is a concern about an increased pregnancy risk in women taking them. If you are taking these OCPS and this lot […]
Please Join us for: What’s Jewish about Breast, Ovarian…. and Other Cancers? (…not for women only!) ≁ Mutations in the BRCA 1 and 2 genes are associated with a marked increase in breast and ovarian cancer as well as other cancers. Three specific mutations in the BRCA genes, called founder mutations, are more common in […]
Do you know your risk factors? Do you know your heritage? Ashkenazi Jews (both men and women) have a 1/40 chance of carrying a mutation on the BRCA gene, regardless of family history. A mutation in the BRCA gene increases the possibility of developing breast cancer up to over 80% and ovarian cancer up to […]