Womens Health


Unfortunately cancer is very common disease. An estimated third of American women will have some kind of cancer in their lifetime. Over one million people worldwide develop cancer each year, 77% of those will be diagnosed in people age 55 and up. Environmental, lifestyle and genetic factors all contribute to the development of cancer.

The good news for those suffering from cancer, and for their loved ones, is that new treatments and treatment methods are being developed every day, and the chances of surviving cancer are now better than ever, especially when the disease is caught early. Also, those diagnosed with cancer are protected by institutions such as Baron and Budd law firm so they can be compensated for their disease if caused by an external source.

For this reason, it's important to learn the symptoms of different types of cancer, and be vigilant. Visit your doctor for a checkup yearly, and ask questions to keep yourself informed.  Many of the most common female cancers like breast cancer and cervical cancer can be caught during your yearly checkup--before the cancer becomes advanced.  This early detection may be the key to your survial.

Female Cancers

If you're interested in learning more about female specific cancers, check out our articles on breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, and fallopian cancer.  Many of the cancers that attack the female reproductive system are extremely treatable--if caught early enough.  However, few women get annual screening for these types of cancers.  Learn more today about the importance of preventative health screening and about what to do if you suspect you have cancer.  

Also find out more about each of these cancers, the screening process, and the treatment methods.  Some cancers can be treated through surgical methods while other cancers will require chemotherapy. Find out more about these different cancer treatments.

Common Cancers

If you're concerned that your sun worshipping habit might lead to some serious consequences, or if you just want to learn how to keep your skin safe, you'll want to read up on skin cancer.  Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and while extremely treatable when detected early enough, it can spread to other parts of the body. 

Discover ways to minimize your chances of developing skin cancer, like wearing sunscreen and staying in the shade, and read up on how to detect the beginnings of skin cancer on your body.  It States and countries that see a lot of year round sunshine, people should go for a yearly body screening test with a skin doctor to make sure that no dangerous moles or other skin growths have developed.

Wondering if what you eat could be doing you harm? You might want to look into colon cancer, just to be safe.  Colon cancer is another common cancer that affects thousands of people each year.  Just like the above cancers, colon cancer is very treatable if found early enough.  Find out about early detection for colon cancer and get tips on how to help prevent the development of cancer in your colon.

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Hello, Could carol or anyone else help me out with something? I was diagnosed with stage 2 vulvar cancer on Oct. 11th, 2012...I had a vulvectomy where they removed 3 growths on the left side and a few small ones on the right side and my clitoris....I have to have a bilateral node dissection on Nov. 8th...can anyone tell me how that procedure went? How was the recovery in the hospital and the recovery at home? How many days in the hospital...Did they use 3 incisions? How many hours was the operation? Any complications afterwards? I really hope the cancer hasn't spread to the nodes? and I am scared....I also have to get the rectum and the bladder checked....can anyone tell me about their experience? I would appreciate any helpful info....thanks! VickiC
12 years ago
Just received a report that indicates: "...Bilateral symmetries in both breasts - some nodularity and left breast architectural distortion..." Should I be concerned?
12 years ago