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Cervical Cancer

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What is cancer of the cervix A womans cervix the opening of the uterus at the top of the vagina is covered by a thin layer of tissue made up of cells Healthy cells grow divide and are replaced as needed Cancer of the cervix occurs when these cells change Cancer cells divide more rapidly They may g...

April 2015

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Ovarian Cancer

FAQ096

What is cancer Cancer occurs when old cells do not die when they should or are damaged Normally the body repairs or destroys such cells Sometimes these cells may grow out of control This causes growths or tumors to form Tumors can be benign not cancer or malignant cancer Benign tumors do not sprea...

April 2015

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations

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Cancer is a complex disease thought to be caused by several different factors A few types of cancer run in families These types called hereditary or familial cancer have been linked to changes in genes that can be passed from parents to children Changes in genes are called mutations Hereditary bre...

March 2015

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Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test Results

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What is cervical cancer screening Cervical cancer screening is used to find abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer Screening includes the Pap test and for some women testing for a virus called human papillomavirus HPV see FAQ085 Cervical Cancer Screening Gynecologic ...

January 2015

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Reducing Your Risk of Cancer

FAQ007

What causes cancer Cancer occurs when old cells do not die when they should or are damaged Normally the body repairs or destroys such cells Sometimes these cells may grow out of control This causes growths or tumors to form Tumors can be benign not cancer or malignant cancer Benign tumors do not s...

July 2014

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Disorders of the Vulva: Common Causes of Vulvar Pain, Burning, and Itching

FAQ088

What is the vulva The external female genital area is called the vulva The outer folds of skin are called the labia majora and the inner folds are called the labia minora Gynecologic Problems What is the vulvanbsp When should I contact my health care provider about vulvar symptomsnbsp What will my...

July 2014

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Cervical Cancer Screening

FAQ085

What is cervical cancer screening Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer see the FAQ Cervical Cancer Screening includes the Pap test and for some women testing for human papillomavirus HPV see the FAQ Human Papillomavirus HPV Infectio...

July 2014

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines

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What is human papillomavirus HPV Human papillomavirus HPV is a virus that can be passed from person to person through skintoskin contact More than 100 types of HPV have been found About 30 of these types infect the genital areas of men and women Gynecologic Problems What is human papillomavirus HP...

July 2014

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection

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What is human papillomavirus HPV Human papillomavirus HPV is a virus that can be passed from person to person through skintoskin contact More than 100 types of HPV have been found About 30 of these types infect the genital areas of men and women and are spread from person to person through sexual ...

July 2014

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New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

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Cervical cancer screening can find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer Screening includes the Pap test and for some women testing for human papillomavirus HPV A Pap test used to be recommended for most women every year However this recommendation has changed recently Most ...

September 2013

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