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Dr. Sabrina Gill

Dr. Sabrina Gill

MD, MPH, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Does PCOS increase cancer risk?

A:

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) has been linked to a higher risk of endometrial cancer, which is cancer affecting the lining of the uterus. Your risk of this cancer is higher if you have not been having periods over a long timeframe. Getting your periods to a more regular pattern, even having one every 2 months, may be a goal of your PCOS treatment to help lower your risk of endometrial cancer.

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Risk Prevention of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dr. Dean Johnston

Dr. Dean Johnston

MD, MHSc, FRCPC
Neurologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What are the symptoms of a stroke?

A:

There are 5 main symptoms to watch for that could indicate a stroke. They are all changes which come on suddenly and can include numbness or weakness of the face or limbs, difficulties with speech, vision issues, balance problems, and headache. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you need immediate medical attention.

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Diagnosing A Stroke - St Pauls Hospital

Dr. Bassam Masri

Dr. Bassam Masri

MD, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is developmental dysplasia?

A:

Developmental dysplasia is a problem with the hip development in young girls. It happens when a girl is born with a shallow socket in the hip joint, and this can lead to pain and degeneration as the hip bone continues to develop through adolescence. This degeneration at an early age can ultimately lead to osteoarthritis developing.

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Developmental Causes of Hip Bone Pain