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Women’s Health Newsletter Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Women’s Health Newsletter Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Know Your Risks and Symptoms for Cervical, Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers

Know Your Risk for these Gynecological Cancers

Cervical Cancer - Risk Factors
The HPV virus and smoking are among the risk factors for cervical cancer. Certain factors can make you more likely to get cervical cancer than another woman Read more to learn abour cervical cancer risk factors.

Cervical Cancer - Symptoms
In the early stages women typically do not have symptoms. That is why it is important that you have a regular Pap test since cervical cancer is easier to treat in its early stages. Read more about the symptoms of cervical cancer.

Ovarian Cancer - Risk Factors
A woman may be at greater risk for getting ovarian cancer if her mother, sister or daughter has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Read more about other risk factors of Ovarian Cancer.

Ovarian Cancer - Symptoms
Ovarian cancer often causes vague symptoms which may also be signs of other less serious conditions. Read more about common ovarian cancer symptoms.

Endometrial Cancer -  Risk Factors
Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs. Some of the factors include early menses, late menopause, never having children, increased age,  diabetes and more.

Endometrial Cancer -  Symptoms
Common symptoms of endometrial cancer include abnormal bleeding, pain during intercourse and pain with urination. Read more about endometrial cancer and the associated risk factors and symptoms.

Did you know? Treatments for gynecological conditions are more advanced than ever.  Large incisions and complicated surgeries have given away to minimally invasive surgeries and even procedures completed in the office. Don’t be afraid to get checked out!

Please take a moment to schedule your yearly physical or gynecological exam if you haven't already.  Need help finding a doctor? Contact the PinnacleHealth OneLine at (717) 231-8900 or via email and one of our friendly agents can assist you.

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Profile: Jose E. Misas, MD, Gynecologic Oncologist