Learn About World Cancer Day - February 4, 2019

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Globally, cancer is the second-leading cause of death, with 9.6 million people dying from cancer each year. For women, there are some types of cancers that most often affect women and some are specific to the female reproductive organs. These include, Breast, Endometrial, Vulvar, Cervical, and Ovarian Cancers. Each of these different types of cancers are more likely to impact some women over others, and each woman has a unique and different risk factor depending on her age, genetics, lifestyle factors and many other factors.

The good news is that for most cancers, the earlier it is detected, the earlier it can be treated and the more likely the treatment will be effective. Many screening and detection methods exist for most of the cancer types. The more you are informed about how to recognize symptoms for the different cancer types and what the different screening methods are, the more you can take action in helping prevent and detect cancer.

Your OB/GYN and health care professional can help in detection services and answer any concerns you may have!

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