Women's health

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Do you know the top women's health risks? If you worry excessively about breast or ovarian cancer, your anxiety might be misplaced. Statistically, heart disease might be a more significant health risk. Thankfully, healthy lifestyle choices can go a long way toward reducing women's health risks.

For some women, breast health tops the list of women's health concerns. What's the best way to do a breast self-exam? What should you do if you find a breast lump? What's the best way to treat breast pain?

For others, women's health concerns include cosmetic surgery. And as you get older, your women's health concerns are likely to change. Could belly fat lead to health problems? Are Kegel exercises really necessary? Get answers to these and other women's health questions.

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Aug. 21, 2019