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Women's Reproductive Cancers

WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE (GYNECOLOGIC) CANCERS Cancers that occur in the women's WHAT ARE WOMEN’S reproductive system are known as women's reproductive or gynecologic cancers. REPRODUCTIVE The five main types of gynecologic CANCERS? cancer are: ovarian, uterine, cervical, vaginal and vulvar. WHO IS AT RISK? ........................... All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer. 88,750 New Cases Expected in 2012 in the According to American Cancer Society, an U.S. and 29,520 Are Expected to be Fatal. estimated *88,750 new women's reproductive cancer cases are expected in the United States in 2012 and 29,520 women are estimated to die from one of the types. VUVLAR 4,490 CERVICAL 12,170 OVARIAN 22,280 UTERINE 47,130 VAGINAL/OTHER 2,680 Uterine is the most common type of women's reproductive cancers and vaginal is the rarest type. *Estimated New Women's Reproductive Cancer Cases for the U.S. in 2012 (Source: American Cancer Society) Each one of the five main types of gynecologic cancer has their own set of risk factors. Key risk factors for each cancer type are: WHAT OVARIAN UTERINE CERVIX/VAGINAL/VULVAR Strong family history Obesity, estrogen Infection with high risk HPV, INCREASES of ovarian or breast or tamoxifen use, smoking, compromised family history of cancer, never having children or infertility immune system. uterine or colon drug use, personal history of breast cancer, obesity. cancer. RISK? STEPS TO TAKE TOWARDS PREVENTION: Don't smoke Eat healthy and exercise Talk to your doctor about Know your Get your Pap Know the family history smear and HPV symptoms of vaccine cancer contraceptive pills & estrogen replacement There are many other factors, in addition to those listed above that can increase your risk for gynecologic cancer. Talk to your doctor or learn more at UB MEDICINE

Women's Reproductive Cancers

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As one of U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals, UAB is a national leader in patient care, research and training. This infographic is specifically for the Women's Health / Reproductive Cancer ca...


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