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Obstetrics And Gynecology

Fibroid Awareness: What You Need to Know

By age 50, up to 80 percent of women have developed uterine fibroids. While many women don’t experience pain or symptoms from their fibroids, 25 percent will need treatment to manage their pain or heavy bleeding as a result of uterine fibroids. Women who experience pain from their fibroids…

Know the facts about ovarian cancer

While ovarian cancer is not nearly as prevalent as breast cancer, it is just as concerning. Guy Benrubi, MD, gynecologic oncologist at UF Health Jacksonville, explained that if you are a woman without a family history of ovarian cancer, your chances of…

What expectant mothers need to know about birth defect prevention

Birth defects affect one in every 33 babies (about 3% of all babies) born in the United States each year. While it’s hard to imagine a time when physicians were unaware of the correlation between a mother’s actions and the health of her unborn baby, it…

HPV: The common cancer-causing virus

Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guy Benrubi, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at UF Health Gynecologic Oncology – Jacksonville says that if you have had sex, you…