“I really appreciate that City Hall is continuing their support for ovarian cancer awareness,” effuses 46-year-old Flower Miller, who was honored by the city of Los Angeles for her strength, determination, and awareness efforts. Flower was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in April of 2014.
Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina. Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs.
Early detection saves lives
All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer [...]
During the postpartum period, new moms may be emotionally sensitive or experience mood swings. This is known as the “baby blues” period, and for many new moms it will usually subside after about two weeks.
But at least one in nine new moms develop a more serious condition, postpartum depression, which can negatively impact the [...]
The Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica sponsored The Clothesline Project at the Santa Monica campus in April in conjunction with Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The project featured [...]
March is Women’s History Month, which “honors and celebrates the struggles and achievements of American women throughout the history of the United States.” We take this opportunity to recognize the many contributions women have made to the fabric of our nation, including in the fields of medicine [...]