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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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Dim Light Exposure Ups Breast Cancer Spread to Bones
Dim light exposure was found to contribute to the spread of breast cancer to the bones, said researchers. Results of the study will be presented Satur.....
Reusing Cooking Oil May Up Breast Cancer Risk
Reusing frying oil too many times can ultimately speed up breast cancer progression, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in t.....
Breast Cancer Death Rates Fall In EU in 2019 Except Poland
Death rates in the European Union (EU) nations arising from breast cancer are expected to fall in 2019 except for Poland. This finding is reported in .....
Drug to Ease Side Effects of Chemo in Breast Cancer
Which breast cancer patients will suffer from heart problems due to usage of chemotherapy drugs? A new method of forecasting this was demonstrated by .....
Stress Hormones Linked to Breast Cancer Metastasis
The molecular mechanisms connecting breast cancer metastasis with increased stress hormones have been deciphered by the University of Basel and the Un.....


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
Personalized Medicine
Personalized medicine is an advanced method to predict risk of a human to a disease and its early treatment. It is tailor-made precision medicine with least side effects. Pharmacogenomics is the novel concept based on which personalized medicine is designed... 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



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