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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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Early Breast Cancer Screening Reduces Mortality in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Female childhood cancer survivors who have been exposed to chest radiation as part of their treatment are at an increased risk for breast cancer durin.....
AI Approach Helps Improve Cervical Cancer Screening
Artificial intelligence dual-stain approach was found to improve accuracy, efficiency of cervical cancer screening compared with cytology (Pap test), .....
Outdoor Light at Night Linked to a Higher Breast Cancer Risk
Higher outdoor light at night exposure may be a risk factor for postmenopausal breast cancer, reveals a new study. The findings of the study are publi.....
Why Romantic Relationships are Good for Breast Cancer Survivors?
Highlights:
  • Strong romantic relationship can help breast cancer survivors fight their everyd.....
Pregnancy Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
Pregnancy was found to reprogram breast cells thereby reducing breast cancer risk, said new study.

CSHL Assistant Professor Camila dos Sa.....


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
Proton Beam Therapy for Cancer Treatment
Proton therapy is a form of radiotherapy for cancer treatment which uses a proton beam that is targeted precisely on the tumor cells, destroying them with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Proton therapy can treat various types of cancer... 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



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