In-depth

Prevention

Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing your ovaries

Find out what to consider and what to ask your doctor when deciding whether to undergo surgery to prevent ovarian and breast cancers.

Prophylactic oophorectomy: Preventing cancer by surgically removing your ovaries

Find out what to consider and what to ask your doctor when deciding whether to undergo surgery to prevent ovarian and breast cancers.

Risk factors

Birth control pill FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about birth control pills.

Symptoms

Nausea and vomiting

Sick to your stomach? Nausea and vomiting usually pass quickly but sometimes result from long-term or serious conditions.

Tests and diagnosis

Pelvic exam

A pelvic exam may be done as a part of a routine checkup to evaluate your gynecologic health, or to help diagnose a medical condition.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

Treatments and drugs

Abdominal hysterectomy

Hysterectomy — surgery to remove your uterus — provides relief from many gynecologic problems. Find out what's involved if you have total or partial abdominal hysterectomy.

Chemotherapy

Find out what to expect as you prepare for chemotherapy treatment.

Fertility preservation

Wonder how cancer treatment could affect your fertility? Understand what you can do to preserve your fertility before starting treatment.

Vaginal hysterectomy

Vaginal hysterectomy removes the uterus through the vagina to treat gynecologic conditions.

Nov. 10, 2012