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Signs & Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

Asymptomatic
Possible spotting

2

Risk Factors of Cervical Cancer

Early age of sexual activity
Multiple sexual partners
Sex with high risk partners
Hx of STI's
Immunosuppression

3

Define Pap Smear

Procedure to detect abnormalities to prevent the development & detection of cervical cancer

4

Signs & Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Mass detected
Skin or nipple changes
Abnormality on mammogram or US

5

Risk Factors of Breast Cancer

Increasing age
Female
Caucasian
Postmenopausal obesity
Tall stature
High endogenous estrogen levels

6

What is protective of breast cancer?

Pre-menopausal obesity

7

Risk Factors of Vulvar Cancer

Cigarette smoking
Vulvar dystrophy
HPV
Immunodeficiency

8

Most Common Symptoms in Vulvar Cancer

Itching

9

Presentation of Uterus Cancer or Cancer of the Endometrium

Irregular or postmenopausal bleeding

10

Risk Factors for Cancer of the Endometrium (Uterus)

Excess estrogen without opposing progesterone
Tamoxifen therapy
Obesity
Nulliparity

11

What can be curative for cancer of the endometrium if it's found early?

Hysterectomy

12

Sign's & Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

"Silent" cancer
Usually advanced & presents with ascites, mets

13

Risk Factors of Ovarian Cancer

Genetic predisposition
Increasing age
Infertility
Endometriosis
Peri-menopausal or post-menopausal therapy

14

PE & Diagnostic Testing

Pelvic exam
CT