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Breast Cancer And Cervical Cancer
Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer.
Breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast. A breast is made up of three main parts: lobules, ducts, and connective tissue. The lobules are the glands that produce milk. The ducts are tubes that carry milk to the nipple. The connective tissue (which consists of fibrous and fatty tissue) surrounds and holds everything together. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts or lobules.
Breast cancer can spread outside the breast through blood vessels and lymph vessels. When breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it is said to have metastasized.
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix which is the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. There are various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that play a role in causing most cervical cancer. When exposed to HPV, the body’s immune system typically prevents the virus from doing harm. In a small percentage of people, however, the virus survives for years, contributing to the process that causes some cervical cells to become cancer cells.
We offer a private, personalized and comprehensive screening for our patient at Uro Diagnostic Clinic. Getting tested is quick and easy.
The following screening tests are done for breast cancer:
- Mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. For many women, mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms
- Ultrasound of the breast is most often done to find out if a problem found by a mammogram or physical exam of the breast may be a cyst filled with fluid or a solid tumor
- Breast exams- this will you, your doctor and your nurse during a clinical exam feeling your breast for any abnormal areas and lumps
- Blood tests for BRCA 1 and 2
The following screening tests are done for cervical cancer:
- Pap Smear can help the doctor to examine your uterus and vagina. This can also detect changes in your cervical cells that suggest cancer may develop in the future.
- HPV is done through swab and will detect high and low risk type of HPV
Symptoms to watch for breast cancer
- New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
- Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
- Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
- Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
- Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.
- Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.
- Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.
- Pain in any area of the breast.
- vaginal bleeding that's unusual for you – including bleeding during or after sex, between your periods or after the menopause, or having heavier periods than usual
- changes to your vaginal discharge
- pain during sex
- pain in your lower back, between your hip bones (pelvis), or in your lower tummy If you have another condition like fibroids or endometriosis, you may get symptoms like these regularly.
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What are the risk factors for cervical cancer?
Any woman can get cervical cancer, but some women are at higher risk because of factors such as:
Having the Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV)
HPV causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Both men and women can have HPV.
Not Getting Screened
Cervical cancer is most often found in women who have not been screened with the Pap (Papanicolaou) test in more than five years or who have never been screened at all. Women who have been screened but do not follow up with their health care provider when results are abnormal are also more likely to develop cervical cancer.
Women who smoke are about two times more likely to get cervical cancer, compared to women who do not smoke
Women over the age of 30 are more likely to get cervical cancer.
Can Cervical Cancer be cured?
Cervical cancer is avoidable and curable if diagnosed initial, but it remains one of the most common cancers in women worldwide. Almost the reason of cervical cancers is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted infection that can be prevented with the HPV vaccine.
Does a family history of breast cancer put someone at a higher risk?
Although women who have a family history of breast cancer are in a higher risk group, most women who have breast cancer have no family history. Statistically only 5-10% of individuals diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of this disease.
How often should I go to my doctor for a check-up?
You should have a physical check-up annually which should include a clinical breast exam and pelvic exam. When any uncommon signs or changes in your breasts happen before your next assigned visit, do not wait to contact your doctor. Your doctor might recommend that you watch to see if the abnormality continues through your next menstrual period or they might recommend a diagnostic mammogram or ultrasound be done.
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