Women's Health

Gynecologic oncologist Ernst Lengyel, MD, speaking at a podium
Obesity and cancer: It keeps getting worse

Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology​ at UChicago Medicine, writes about the growing yet under appreciated impact of obesity on cancer.

Lymphedema surgery keeps breast cancer survivor's painful reminder at bay

For Jacquetta Christodolos, the pain and swelling of lymphedema was worse than living with breast cancer.

Endometrial cancer survivor lowers risk by lowering weight

After undergoing surgery for endometrial cancer, Mary Zirino's gynecologic oncologist cautioned her to lose weight. Following a second scare, Zirino fully committed herself to a healthier path.

Q&A with midwife Erin Irwin

As a certified nurse midwife, Erin Irwin listens to women in order to provide them with control and comfort in managing their labor and delivery experiences. Learn more about midwifery services, which are now available in Hyde Park and at the Center For Advanced Care at South Loop.

Under and misuse of hormone therapy decreasing, but still high

A new study of hormone therapy usage shows that following guidelines could have saved 15,000 breast cancer patients over 10 years.