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Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is a type of gynecologic cancer that originates in the cells of the ovaries. It is the fifth most common cancer in women. As a matter of fact, it causes more deaths than any other type of gynecologic cancer. Ovarian cancer is often goes undetected in its early stages and it is usually found when the cancer cells have already spread into the pelvis and abdomen.

There are several factors that increase a person's risk of developing this disease. Women who give birth earlier in life are less likely to get this cancer. Additionally, the more children they have, the lower the risk will be. Women who have inherited BRCA1 or BRCA 2 gene mutation are at greater risk than those who have not. Women with personal or family history of ovarian and breast cancer should be more careful about their health since they are at greater risk of developing the disease. Age is another major risk factor; most deaths caused by this disease occur in women age 55 and older.

As with other types of…

How To Check For Cancerous Moles

f you have some skin moles (and most of us do) they need to be watched for signs of change which may indicate malignancy. That's not to say we need to be paranoid about it, just mindful of the fact that early detection of malignant melanoma increases the chances of recovery dramatically.

The vast majority of moles are totally harmless and although their appearance may annoy you, generally they will cause you no problems and can on occasion, disappear of their own free will. They are, however, a potential risk and must be monitored, especially if they are exposed to sunlight for extended periods.

If you wish to remove any of your moles for personal reasons, there are many ways to do it including, conventional surgery, laser surgery, cryogenics (freezing) and even mole removal creams that can be used at home.

Early Signs of Cancerous Moles

One way of remembering what to look out for when checking your moles is to use the ABCDE mnemonic.

A = Asymmetry where each half of the mole is n…

The Pain of Body Piercing

Many people are concerned about the pain when considering body piercings, but the information below should ease your worries and let you know what to expect.

Body piercing has been carried out worldwide ever since people had the tools to carry it out, its roots often lying in ritual and early religion. However, it has also been a seen as a beautifying process, and even today piercing is carried out in modern society both for personal adornment and as a form of ritual. Although it has always been commonplace, particular with respect to ear piercing in civilized society, piercing the body has recent become even more popular in modern civilizations. One of the issues with body piercing is the level of pain to expect, and how this varies between the different types of piercing.

The pain you feel during the piercing itself is related to the type of tissue involved. A fleshy earlobe is easy to penetrate and is generally less painful that a jab from your doctor or nurse. The pain level is sl…