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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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Breast Cancer Drug for Drug-resistant Thyroid Cancer
Highlights:
  • Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most frequent endocrine tumor.
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Health Insurance Influences Disease Burden in Breast Cancer
Black women experience an undue share of the mortality burden from breast cancer due to differences in insurance account.

The study, appea.....
Hair Coloring Can Increase Risk of Breast Cancer
Highlights
  • Exposure to compounds found in some hair products including hair dyes can increase.....
Cholesterol By-product Involved in Breast Cancer Metastasis
While high cholesterol levels have been associated with malignancy of breast cancer, the cause for the link wasn’t known, until now. A by-product of c.....
Environmental Chemicals a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer
Early life exposure to environmental chemicals is an important contributing factor in the development of breast cancer, says study. The findings are b.....


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
Common Lifestyle Habits that Cause Diseases
Cigarette, smoking and diets are some of the most common lifestyle habits that cause diseases.. Read More



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