From the Doctor's Desk
Elizabeth Etkin-Kramer, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
The HPV vaccine (Gardasil) can prevent cervical cancer! Have you and your kids gotten the full series? If your kids get the vaccine before age 15, they only need 2 doses instead of 3. Also, studies show that children vaccinated at younger ages make more antibodies to the virus. Ask you pediatrician or gynecologist for […]
Birth control pills protect against cancer, too. A Danish study published in 2017 showed a slightly increased risk of breast cancer in women using birth control pills and other forms of hormonal contraception (one extra case of breast cancer among 7,700 women using such contraceptives per year). But before we all start using less effective […]
Don’t like the idea of using hormones for vaginal dryness? Now there is another option that may be just as effective- the Mona Lisa Touch. Just like laser treatments for the face, the vaginal laser creates micro-abrasions in the vaginal wall, which stimulate growth of new blood vessels and collagen. The 5 minute procedure can help with […]
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