There are several factors that may contribute to an individual’s risk for cancer, such as how active you are, your family history, genetics, and your race or ethnicity. The correlation between alcohol consumption and certain types of cancer has been well-known for several decades, but in recent years, medical studies have been able to further deduce just how much of an effect drinking has on the development and treatment of cancer, as well as its effect on the symptoms of cancer itself.
Although doctors are not certain of the exact cause of most cases of endometrial cancer, the most common type of uterine cancer, there are a number of risk factors that are strongly linked to this affliction. Here’s a rundown of some of the most common risk factors that contribute to endometrial cancer causes.
Did you know that uterine cancer is one of the most common gynecological cancers found in women over 50? According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 3% of women will receive a uterine cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives. However, with early detection and prompt treatment, the prognosis for uterine cancer is promising.
An estimated half million women globally were diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2018 and 311,000 died from it. Despite that, the World Health Organization (WHO) believes that unlike most cancers, cervical cancer can be completely eliminated. Learn more about this unique cancer, its symptoms, causes, and how to reduce your risk, detect it early, and get treatment if necessary.
A regular exam with an OB/GYN doctor is when you can address concerns and practice preventative healthcare involving pregnancy, menstrual cycles, sexually transmitted diseases, and vaginal, ovarian, uterine, and breast health. Use this handy 16-point checklist to make sure you get all your questions answered, and cover all your reproductive health bases.
What a great cancer support group meeting we had July 15th! And an incredible group of welcoming supportive ladies! Check out more photos and learn how you can join us for this free monthly meeting.
While there is no vaccine that prevents all types of cancer, there is one that prevents nearly all forms of cervical cancer—an HPV immunization. Learn the facts about the human papillomavirus vaccine, why and who should get the HPV shot, vaccine types and its problems and side effects.
Breast cancer is most often associated with women, but did you know that men can have breast cancer, too? While not common, the American Cancer Society projects that 2300 cases will be diagnosed in 2023 and more than 530 men will die from male breast cancer. 1 in 833 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life. Learn the signs, survival rate, and causes of breast cancer in men.