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Women and Cancer

Recent times have witnessed a spate in the number of cancer cases reported among women. While cancer of the breast is still the most common form of the deadly disease in women, instances of ovarian, cervical, and even oral cancer are on the rise. This encyclopedia section of Medindia gives general information on women and cancer.

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Indonesian Women Unaware of Cervical Cancer Screening
Only one in five Indonesian women were found to be aware of cervical cancer screening, reveals a new study.

The study was presented at th.....
New Target for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Identified
Highlights:
  • A protein in triple-negative tumor cells that should prevent abnormal cell growth .....
Overweight Women are at Greater Risk for Breast Cancer
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  • Women who have a higher body mass index (BMI) are at an increased risk.....
Protein may Suppress Growth of Common Type of Breast Cancer
Estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer is the most common type of breast cancer diagnosed today. Drugs that interfere with estrogen’s .....
HPV Screening Test Might Just be Enough for Cervical Cancer Detection
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  • HPV screening test might be a better cervical cancer detecting tool than Pap Smear tes.....


About Cancer in Women
Cancer is one of the frequently talked about and most feared disease that falls under the genre of lifestyle diseases that have evolved, rather rapidly, in the past two decades... Read More
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention & Prognosis
Triple-negative breast cancers are ER negative, PR negative, and lack overexpression of HER-2. They are difficult to treat and are very aggressive... Read More
Screening for Breast Cancer with Clinical Breast Examination
Clinical breast examination is a simple and inexpensive method of detecting breast cancer especially in women who do not have access to mammography... Read More
Pap smear and Cervical Cancer Screening
Pap smear is the most common test used in screening cervical cancer caused by an infection with human papilloma virus. Pap smear should be repeated every 1 to 3 years till the age of 65 years... Read More
Male Breast Cancer-Causes-Risk Factors-Signs-Symptoms-Diagnosis-Treatment-FAQs
Most cases of male breast cancer are diagnosed between the ages of 60 and 70 years. Treatment of male breast cancer often involves surgery... Read More
Inherited Breast Cancer Syndromes
Inherited breast cancers are caused due to mutations in genes that increase the risk of breast cancer in women... Read More
Inflammatory Breast Cancer - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis
One of the rare breast cancers, inflammatory breast cancer is marked by redness, swelling and warmth of the breast skin looking like an orange peel. .. Read More
Human Papillomavirus Infection - Risk Factors, Symptoms, Screening, Treatment & Prevention
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, depending on the human papillomavirus that causes it, can result in common warts or can cause cervical cancer... Read More
Why is Health Screening in Women between 40 and 60 years of age important?
Health screening in women between 40 and 60 years helps to diagnose health issues in the early stages when they can be controlled. This ensures a more comfortable old age... Read More
What Women Should Know About Gynecologic Cancer
Cancers arising from the organs of the female reproductive tract (uterine, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal cancers) are termed gynecologic cancers... Read More



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