Women's Cancer Causes and Treatments

Women's Cancer Causes and Treatments

Legend for Chart:
A - CANCER TYPE
B - CAUSES
C - SCREENING OPTIONS
D - TREATMENTS
A
B
C
D
Cervical
+ Smoking
+ Certain types of HPV often contracted without
knowledge as a result of a high number of sexual
partners and/or intercourse at an early age
+ Annual pap smear
+ Cervical cone
+ Hysterectomy
Ovarian
+ Family history of cancer among first degree relatives
(mother, maternal grandmother, sister)
+ Age (more prevalent among women over 40)
+ Women who have never taken any type of birth control
medication ("the pill" is considered a deterrent for
this type of cancer)
+ No fully reliable screening lest has been
developed yet. Symptoms, such as nausea,
diarrhea and cramping are typically vague
until a mass can be felt.
+ Hysterectomy
+ Referral to Gynecological Oncologist
for chemotherapy, etc.
Breast
+ Increased risk for developing cancer after more than
five years on specific types of Hormone Replacement
Therapy (HRT)
+ Women who have not breast fed a child
+ Family history is not always a factor
+ Mammograms beginning at the age of 40
+ Self-testing
+ Lumpectomy followed by radiation and/or
chemotherapy
+ Mastectomy followed by reconstructive
surgery

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