May 17, 2013
National Women's Health Week is May 12-18! Southeastern Women's Health Physician Dr. Linda Grover, gives us a quick update on the facts of Uterine Cancer and what are the preventative steps we can take to lower our health risks.
Despite the publicity given to ovarian and cervical cancer it is actually uterine cancer, also called endometrial cancer, that is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States. It is estimated that 50,000 new cases and over 8,000 deaths will be reported this year.
The risk factors are well known and in most patients these risks can be monitored and even treated. The main risk factor is an excess of estrogen either given as a hormonal supplement or produced by the body in certain conditions. Estrogen therapy unopposed by progesterone, tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer, obesity, chronic ovulation disorders and certain genetic conditions increase the risk of developing this cancer.
The main symptom of uterine cancer is postmenopausal bleeding of ANY kind including just spotting or staining. With prompt diagnosis and proper treatment this cancer can have an 80-90 percent five year survival.So know your risk factors, call your doctor immediately for symptoms, and stay healthy.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Grover please call us at (352) 331-1000 or visit us at Southeastern Women's Health.
April 4, 2013
SIMED would like to congratulate Oscar Osorio, MD of Southeastern Women’s Health for his election to Chief of Gynecology for The Villages Regional Hospital and a member of the Medical Care Evaluation Committee.
Dr. Osorio was selected by the medical staff at the hospital, and as Chief of Gynecology, Dr. Osorio will work with the Medical Care Evaluation Committee to help develop and strengthen patient care. During his tenure as Chief of Gynecology Dr. Osorio will continue to treat gynecology patients at our Southeastern Women’s Health offices in Lady Lake, The Villages and Ocala.
You can request appointments with Dr. Osorio through our Online Appointment option or by calling his office at (352) 753-6886.
April 4, 2013
To view his presentation, please click below. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Osorio in his Ocala, Lady Lake or The Villages locations, please call our office at (352) 391-6464 or click here to request an appointment online.
October 25, 2012
|Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among women in the US. The two main risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and getting older. While family history may increase the risk, 80% of breast cancer occurs in women with no known family history of the disease. Having one’s first pregnancy later in life or never having been pregnant; starting periods before age 12 or menopause at 55 or older; obesity; alcohol intake; and use of some types of hormone therapy can also increase a woman’s risk.
Women with breast cancer have up to a 98% survival rate when it is caught at an early stage. Earlier detection and treatment advances have led to the decrease in breast cancer deaths. Mammography screening is still the best available method to detect breast cancer early. Regular mammograms are crucial to early detection, but many women skip being screened.
We recommend that all women ages 40 and up have annual mammography. Women with certain risk factors may need to begin screening at an earlier age. We also recommend annual breast exams by your doctor at your well-woman visit. In addition, all women should become familiar with the normal appearance and feel of their breasts and tell their doctor if they notice any changes.
To schedual an appointment with Dr. Bartley or another Southeastern Womens Health docotor contact us at (352) 331-1000.
Rogers Bartley, MD
Board Certified Gynecologist