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Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Introduction The next to last post in this series on breast cancer focuses on breast cancer treatment. Of course, there is no universal treatment of every breast cancer diagnosis.
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 27, 2018

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Introduction A concerning reality is breast cancer risk factors tell the story of acquiring breast cancer. Even as a physician, I am left to think about the horror of risk factors.
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 26, 2018

Even More Breast Cancer Myths!

Introduction We’re continuing from the earlier post with more breast cancer myths, well because you have so many questions!  In fact, I’m doubling up on what you received
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 25, 2018

How to Perform the Breast Self-Exam

  Introduction Beginning in their 20s, women should be aware of the benefits and limitations of breast self-exam (BSE) as a screening tool for breast cancer. Women should know
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 23, 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Introduction How’s your breast cancer awareness? Breast cancer affects so many of us. If it doesn’t affect you or your family as well, I hope it’s not because you hav
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 22, 2018

HIV and STD Risks From Sexual Activities Other Than Intercourse

Introduction – HIV and STD risks This blog focuses on your HIV and STD risks from sexual activities other than intercourse. It is the sixth blog in an ongoing series on HIV
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 17, 2018

HIV and STD Risks From Specific Acts of Sexual Intercourse

Introduction – HIV and STD risks This blog focuses on your HIV and STD risks from specific acts of sexual intercourse. It is the fifth blog in an ongoing series on HIV and A
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD October 16, 2018

Ovarian Cancer – Frequently Asked Questions

  You are likely aware that the ovaries produce a women’s eggs as well as being the main source of the female’s sex hormones. Ovarian cancer is not the most common gynecologic
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 25, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: The Other Side of 40 – The Genital System – Changes, Challenges, Solutions

The third part of this series is about your genital system after 40. There’s a lot here both for the ladies and the gentlemen, but everyone should want to know all the informatio
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD September 18, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Early and Delayed Puberty

The onset of puberty is an anxious enough time without it being complicated by being early or late. You may be familiar with the changes related to puberty, but you also should kno
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD July 30, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Living With An Incurable Sexually Transmitted Infection

You’ve requested it, and it’s only fair. We’ve spent a lot of time discussing sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs, STIs). It’s reasonable to discuss living w
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 25, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: STDs – Pubic Lice (Crabs)

Unfortunately, there’s no pleasant way around this topic. I hope the topic doesn’t make you crabby. There is a story of legend in the medical community regarding the trends
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 23, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: What To Do If You Suspect a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

It’s been a long and productive sex week here at Straight, No Chaser. We’ve run the gamut of common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other genital conditions, and li
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 22, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Cervical Cancer – The Sexually Transmitted Cancer

Let’s put this take home message up front: here’s a pretty good demonstration of the value of vaccines. I hope that each of you resolves to get any children you care f
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 21, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Endometriosis

Guys, it’s not condescending to note that it’s really tough to be a woman. There are so many different medical conditions women have to deal with that men don’t. Many
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 18, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Bacterial Vaginosis – No, That’s Not a STD

I try to give you straight talk but never crudely. As I’ve discussed conditions involving the genitalia, I’ve been mindful of the reality that large numbers of you have
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 17, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: So… You Skipped Your Period? Let’s Discuss Secondary Amenorrhea

It happens all the time, but one thing that makes both men and women anxious is a missed menstrual period. Everyone’s always worried about being pregnant (and you should be). Wh
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 16, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Twenty Questions on Menopause (Plus One)

Menopause (aka “the change of life”) seems to be one of those things that everyone knows about but many don’t understand well. Let’s approach the topic by r
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 15, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: Advanced Maternal Age

Times have changed. Marriages are increasingly career-focused, and couples more and more choose to have babies later in life. It is helpful that these decisions can now be aided by
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 14, 2018

Straight, No Chaser: In Honor of Mothers and All Women

At Straight, No Chaser, our posts aim to inform and encourage you to manage your health. In doing so, we would do well to learn about early recognition, diagnosis and management o
By Jeffrey Sterling, MD May 13, 2018
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