Wk 7│As 1: Cervical, Ovarian, and Uterine Cancer: A Comparison 1
Cervical, ovarian, and uterine cancer can affect women from all walks of life. Cervical cancer is a cancer that begins in the cervix. It is the third most common cancer among women in the world. Routine pap smears allow doctors to find cervical cancer at much earlier stages. Cervical cancer most commonly begins in the squamous cells on the surface of the cervix. It sometimes begins with a condition known as dysplasia. This is a pre-cancerous condition that can be found early with a routine pap smear and it can be treated completely. Ovarian cancer causes more deaths among women today than all the other reproductive system cancers. It is the fifth most common cancer in women today. There is no known cause of ovarian cancer. Women 55 and older are at a much higher risk for ovarian cancer than any other woman. Many cases of ovarian cancer involve a hysterectomy or removal of all or a portion of the uterus. Uterine cancer most often affects women after menopause. Women between the ages of 50-70 are at the highest risk for uterine cancer. Abnormal vaginal bleeding even after menopause is one common indicator of uterine cancer.
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Wk 7│As 1: Cervical, Ovarian, and Uterine Cancer: A Comparison 2
Cancer Risk Factors Treatments Benign Tumors Malignant Tumors
Cervical Cancer Multiple sex partners, having sex at an early age, no regular pap smear, sexual partners who are sexually active with many partners, women whose mothers took DES during pregnancy, a weakened immune system LEEP, cryotherapy, laser therapy
The three above remove pre-cancerous or cancerous cells and are done in the early stage of cancer
Radical hysterectomy, internal radiation therapy, external radiation therapy Polyps, cysts,...