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Ovarian Cancer

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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 tumo...

July 2014

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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 ...

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 vulva?  When should I contact my health care provider about vulvar sympt...

July 2014

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Cervical Cancer

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What is cancer of the cervix? A woman’s 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....

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 skin-to-skin 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 hum...

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 skin-to-skin 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 throu...

July 2014

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Cervical Cancer Screening

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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 [H...

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 recent...

September 2013

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Early Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage)

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What is early pregnancy loss? The loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks is called early pregnancy loss or miscarriage. Pregnancy What is early pregnancy loss?  How common are miscarriages? What causes miscarriages? What factors increase the risk of an embryo having an a...

August 2013

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Cancer of the Uterus (Endometrial Cancer)

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What is cancer of the uterus? Normally, healthy cells that make up the body's tissues grow, divide, and replace themselves on a regular basis. This keeps the body healthy. Sometimes certain cells develop abnormally and begin to grow out of control. When this occurs, growths or tumors begin to for...

May 2011

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