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Symptoms Of A Polyp Of The Cervix

A cervical polyp is a growth that develops on the cervix, which is the canal connecting the uterus to the vagina. Sperm must pass through this canal to fertilize an egg. Cervical polyps are tumors, but they are usually non-cancerous, … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Cadmium May Raise The Risk Of Endometrial Cancer

Women may be at higher risk of endometrial cancer if they have raised levels of cadmium, a toxic metal that mimics estrogen in the body. So suggest researchers from the University of Missouri in Columbia, in a new study published … Continue reading

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Research Shows Lupus Raises Women’s Risk Of Cervical Cancer

  Women with lupus are at significantly greater risk for cervical cancer than those in the general population, concludes a new study led by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Lead researcher Dr. Hjalmar Wadström, of the Department of Medicine Solna … Continue reading

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New Study Doubles Clues To Genetic Risk Of Endometrial Cancer

An international study has identified five new gene regions – bringing the total of known regions to nine – that increase a woman’s risk of developing endometrial cancer. As researchers gather more comprehensive data on the risk factors for endometrial cancer, … Continue reading

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Study Shows High Fiber Diet When Young May Lower A Woman’s Breast Cancer Risk

High intake of fiber-rich foods in adolescence and early adulthood could reduce women’s risk for breast cancer. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. According to lead author Maryam Farvid, visiting scientist at Harvard T.H. … Continue reading

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Most High Risk Women Are Unaware Of Ovarian Cancer Risk

In a 2014 study published in the journal Behavioral Medicine, Dr. Andersen and her colleagues at Fred Hutchinson found that 75% of women at high risk for BRCA mutations were unaware that these gene mutations increase chance of ovarian cancer. What … Continue reading

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Study Shows Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Could Detect Maternal Cancer

A new study has revealed that genetic testing designed to detect chromosomal abnormalities in fetuses could also detect underlying conditions such as cancer in pregnant women. The study, published in JAMA, analyzed the cases of eight women who received noninvasive prenatal … Continue reading

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