Are you aware of the different types of cancers that affect women? No?
Okay then, let’s talk about the most common cancers in women- their symptoms, treatment and most importantly their prevention.
Cancers that most often affect women are breast, colorectal, endometrial, lung, cervical, skin, and ovarian cancers. Knowing about these cancers and what you can do to prevent them or find them before it spreads may help save your life.
Signs and symptoms of breast cancer may include:
See a doctor if you find a lump or other change in your breast — even if a recent mammogram was normal — make an appointment with your doctor for prompt evaluation.
The causes are indeterminate, However 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are linked to gene mutations passed through generations of a family. Either your family has a history of breast cancer or you have been exposed to radiation at a very young age. The best way to find out is to get a blood test and consult a genetic counselor.
A breast cancer risk factor is anything that makes it more likely you’ll get breast cancer. But having one or even several breast cancer risk factors doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll develop breast cancer.
Factors that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer include:
Through right preventive measures it’s easy to decrease the risk of breast cancer.
Preventive medications (chemoprevention). Estrogen-blocking medications, such as selective estrogen receptor modulators and aromatase inhibitors, reduce the risk of breast cancer in women with a high risk of cancer
Preventive surgery. Women with a very high risk of breast cancer may choose to have their healthy breasts surgically removed (prophylactic mastectomy). They may also choose to have their healthy ovaries removed (prophylactic oophorectomy) to reduce the risk of both breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix — the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina.
Early-stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. Signs and symptoms of more-advanced cervical cancer include:
Causes of cervical cancer
It isn’t clear what causes cervical cancer, but it’s certain that HPV plays a role. HPV is very common, and most people with the virus never develop cancer. This means other factors — such as your environment or your lifestyle choices — also determine whether you’ll develop cervical cancer
These factors increase risk of cervical cancer
Prevention of cervical cancer
Become aware about your oncological health. Perform self examinations, talk to your doctors about regular tests and most importantly show support to women who have suffered through these types of cancers. It can be anything from joining support groups to putting up a story.
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