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November 2017

SP096 Datos sobre el cáncer Las células normales del organismo crecen, se reproducen y reemplazan rutinariamente. A veces, las células se reproducen anormalmente y comienzan a crecer fuera de control. Estas células pueden formar masas o tumores. Los tumores pueden ser benignos (no cancerosos) o malignos (cancerosos). Los tumores benignos no se diseminan a otros tejidos del cuerpo. Los tumores malignos El cáncer ovárico The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N Problemas Ginecológicos • SP096 pueden invadir y dest...


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October 2017

Number PFS007, October 2017

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations Cancer is caused by several different factors. A few types of cancer run in families. These types are called “hereditary” or “familial” cancer. They are caused by changes in genes that can be passed from parent to child. Changes in genes are called mutations. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome is an inherited increased risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and other types of cancer. HBOC syndrome is linked to mutations in several genes, but the most common are called BRCA1 and BRCA2. Inheriting one of these mutations increases the risk of getti...


Number Number 182, September 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 103, April 2009)

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Number Number 716, September 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 477, March 2011)

ABSTRACT: Ovarian cancer is the second most common type of female reproductive cancer, and more women die from ovarian cancer than from cervical cancer and uterine cancer combined. Currently, there is no strategy for early detection of ovarian cancer that reduces ovarian cancer mortality. Taking a detailed personal and family history for breast, gynecologic, and colon cancer facilitates categorizing women based on their risk (average risk or high risk) of developing epithelial ovarian cancer. Women with a strong family history of ovarian, breast, or colon cancer may have hereditary breast and...


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September 2017

Number FAQ085, September 2017

What is cervical cancer screening? Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer. The cervix is the opening to the uterus and is located at the top of the vagina. Screening includes cervical cytology (also called the Pap test or Pap smear) and, for some women, testing for human papillomavirus (HPV).


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July 2017

Number FAQ096, July 2017

What is cancer? Normal cells in the body grow, divide, and are replaced on a routine basis. Sometimes, cells divide abnormally and begin to grow out of control. These cells may form growths or tumors.


SP191 Cómo ocurre una infección del virus del papiloma humano Hay más de 150 tipos del VPH. Alrededor de 40 tipos infectan el área genital de los hombres y las mujeres, y se transmiten mediante el contacto con la piel durante el sexo vaginal, anal u oral. La infección genital del VPH puede ocurrir aun si no tiene coito sexual. La vacuna contra el virus del papiloma humano The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N La Salud de la Mujer • SP191 Al igual que con muchas otras infecciones de transmisión sexual, a menu...


Number AP085, July 2017

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Number Number 704, June 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 641, September 2015)

ABSTRACT: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with anogenital cancer (including cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, and anal), oropharyngeal cancer, and genital warts. The HPV vaccination significantly reduces the incidence of anogenital cancer and genital warts. Despite the benefits of HPV vaccines, only 41.9% of girls in the recommended age group, and only 28.1% of males in the recommended age group have received all recommended doses. Compared with many other countries, HPV vaccination rates in the United States are unacceptably low. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved t...


Number FAQ191, June 2017

What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus. Like all viruses, HPV causes infection by entering cells. Once inside a cell, HPV takes control of the cell’s internal machinery and uses it to make copies of itself. These copies then infect other nearby cells.


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