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Cancers :
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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Looking Out for 'Signature' Causes of BRCAness in Breast Cancer Cells
Presence or absence of 'Signature 3' in breast cancer cells classifies rare BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations as harmful or not, reveals a new study.

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Outdoor Light at Night May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night may be associated with increased breast cancer risk, claims a study.

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Decision-Making Habits of Women Influence Their Breast Cancer Treatment
Though men are considered to be the ‘head of the family’, it is the women who take most of the decisions for the family. Or atleast, women influence t.....
Cadmium Increases The Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Women with high levels of cadmium had an increased risk of developing endometrial cancer, according to a 5-year observational published in PLOS One at.....
Hypercalcemia in Breast Cancer - Inactivating Polymorphisms of Calcium Sensing Receptor May Be Responsible
Highlights:
  • High serum calcium has been found to be associated with aggressive breast cancer i.....


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
Ovarian Cancer - Overview
Ovarian cancer affects both the ovaries and is referred to as the 'silent killer' as the symptoms go unnoticed until the disease advances... 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





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