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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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Five Times More Metastasis of Breast Cancer in Women Within 10 Years of Childbirth
Young women diagnosed with breast cancer within ten years of giving birth have increased metastasis than women who have breast cancer with no recent c.....
Acupressure Relieves Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment
Acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to reduce persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment, according to new study......
Racial Disparities Exist in Breast Cancer Prevention
African-American women at high risk of breast cancer were found to be less likely than white women to pursue potentially life-saving preventive care, .....
Get Your Cervical Cancer Screening Done- January Is Here
Start the year with your health as a major priority, get your cervical cancer screening done this year. The National Cervical Cancer Coalition also re.....
New Protein to Fight Breast Cancer Discovered
A novel role for Nischarin protein in preventing the growth and spread of breast cancer has been discovered by research led by Suresh Alahari, PhD, th.....


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
Brain Metastasis - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Brain metastases are caused by the spread of primary tumors to the brain. Lung, breast, melanoma are the three main tumors that cause brain metastases... 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
HER2 Positive Breast Cancer | HER2/neu Breast Cancer
HER2-positive breast cancer is characterized by excessive production of the HER2 protein by the breast cancer cells. It is diagnosed by immunological tests and treated by novel targeted therapies... Read More



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