Gynecological Cancers

Posted by peggysue on March 7, 2013 in Admirable, Courage, Healthy Choices, Passion and Joy, Selfless People |
Over 40, 000 women are diagnosed with Uterine Cancer each year. Of the 40, 000 more than 7, 000 die each year of this disease. 
I am reading my new Life Extension magazine this month and it has an article called Fran Drescher’s Mission to Defeat Cancer. We all know her from TV and she had gynecological cancer. In the United States there are more 83,000 patients diagnosed with gynecological cancer annually. The most common times are uterine  ovarian and cervical cancer. I knew 4 that died last year. There are women dying needlessly from mis-diagnosis. We have to be own best advocates women. Go to the doctor, have a pelvic exam, pap smear, and complain about symptoms and demand tests. Tests that are also available are the CA125 blood test and the trans-vaginal ultrasound and even a biopsy.The list doesn’t end. It seems to me that the women dying are increasing. Fran has a website: 
www.cancerschmancer.org
There is a lot of great research, statistics and facts on this topic on a government
website: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/gynecological/
Risk Factors: not getting regular Pap smear tests and pelvic exams. Some at are high risk for HPV, some smoke, are overweigt, eat a diet high in fact, age 60 and older are women at risk, those who menstruated before age 12, those who took hormone replacement drugs, those who have family histories of gynecological cancers or other genetic cancers. 
Warning Symptoms: bleeding, pelvic pain, cramping, abdominal swelling, discomfort in the abdominal are, heartburn, gas, nausea, indigestion, sense of fullness, bloating, backaches, pain, frequent burning urination, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, weight gain, discharge, pain during
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