Welcome to Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology’s New Blog!

Dr. Payne, as well as the nurses and staff at our office, are committed to serving our community. We are dedicated to helping women improve their lives through better choices. This blog will serve as a forum to discuss the latest obstetrical and gynecological medical developments and health advice. We want to help YOU to be fit and happy. Whether your goal is to lose weight, grow your family, or simply take a more active role in managing your well-being, we are here to help you succeed. Join us in celebrating women’s lives. Together we can make a difference!

However, we can’t do this alone – we need to hear from you! Let us know what topics you’re interested in and what issues really matter to you. Please contact us with topics of interest at info@swgaobgyn.com, or use our contact form. We look forward to your feedback!

Best regards,
The Providers and Staff at Southwest Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we want to discuss this important subject that affects many women each year.  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women and the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women.  More than 200,000 women and 2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year!  In fact, most of us have friends or family members affected by breast cancer or know of those who do.

We can be proactive in our cause by detecting breast cancer as early as possible and supporting those undergoing treatment for it.  The American Cancer Society (ACS) and American College of Gynecology (ACOG) encourage women to have a self-awareness of their breasts on a regular basis, so they can know what the ‘normal’ look and feel of their breasts are and when to report a finding to their health care provider.  A CBE (Clinical Breast Exam) should be performed as part of your examination by your health care provider.  ACS and ACOG recommend that women have mammograms beginning at the age of 40 and thereafter to screen for signs of breast cancer at an early and more treatable stage and also to have a guideline for future mammograms.  There are additional tests and procedures that may be needed based on your history.  Join us in this campaign and be aware of your health!

American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer

Mammography and Breast Self-Awareness

CDC Information About Breast Cancer

Southwest Georgia Obstetrics & Gynecology desires to provide its patients with informative content and articles related to women’s health and management. However, these links and the information provided should not take the place of visiting your Physician if you are experiencing medical discomfort or if you require additional information concerning a medical issue. Dr. Paul Payne is not liable for any medical advice or information given out on this page. However, we welcome appointments to discuss any problems or concerns you may be having. Thank you for your understanding.