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Ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in 1 of 72 women; 14,000 will die. Please know the symptoms and risk factors: read Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. Books at www.amazon.com. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO GYNECOLOGIC CANCER RESEARCH. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club and Rave Writers International Society of Authors, and Patient Leadership Council. I WILL NOT USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN CONTACTING YOU DIRECTLY. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

CERVICAL CANCER: IS IT PREVENTABLE?

Cervical cancer:

  1.      Is a cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus connecting to the vagina.
  2.      Annual PAP smears can detect the absence or presence of such cancerous cells.
  3.      The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) plays a major role in most cases.
  4.      The HPV Vaccine is recommended for girls between the ages of 9 and 26.


Risk Factors:

  • Many sexual partners
  • Early sexual activity
  • History of sexually transmitted diseases (STD's)
  • Cigarette smoking
  • A weak immune system

Treatment & Statistics:

  1. Hysterectomy
  2. Radiation
  3. Chemotherapy
                                  In 2009, there were 84,155 diagnoses and 27,813 deaths

                                HOWEVER, THANKS IN LARGE PART TO THE VACCINE

                                  In 2013, there were 12,340 diagnoses and 4,030 deaths!!!!!!




**My thanks to the Mayo Clinic and the National Institute of Health for its information.
**Thanks to the Foundation for Women's Cancer for all the educational, promotional, and legislative efforts it does.





4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this important information with us.

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    1. Information about many diseases and disorders cannot be talked about enough. It is awareness and education that are the keys to diagnoses and treatments.

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  2. the information you provide is very useful for us, thank you for the information

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    1. I am glad to learn about your organization.Best to you.

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