Friday, 28 September 2012

Future Dr. Talk : Women and Cancer

asalamualaikum yawws. 

         Lately, I've been reading articles 'bout women and the how cancer looks so adapting to females. This is freaking me out. Women are supposedly to be strong, and now, cancer has taken so much smiles from the females all around the world. So, all dear females out there, be scared, don't take things for granted. We can't never know what are we developing inside our body. Clear example, Taenia sp, the tapeworm. (Thanks to subject Biology 2, I can now easily point out names of species scientifically !) Have your eyes on my words below, just want to share few infos as well as to practice writing essay :)

          Every year, cancer claims the lives of million women all around the world. Its sad.Whether it's because of the lack of information and women themselves are now more risky to cancer. But what to consider is that, women should reduce their cancer risk by adopting a healthy lifestyle and getting the right cancer screening tests for their stage of life. Don't keep yourself busy all the time women ! Leave your kitchen for an hour for the sake of future years in lives !  


 1) Breast Cancer 

Breast cancer is THE MOST common cause of cancer and the common cause of cancer deaths among females. Mammograms are the suggested and the best way to find breast cancer early, before it can be felt, and when it is easier to treat. If you're 40-49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start getting mammograms. If you're 50-74 years old, get a screening mammogram every two years.

 2) Colorectal (Colon) Cancer 

 The third leading cause of cancer deaths is colorectal cancer. Im sure a lot of women out there don't even know what it means ! It's a colon cancer. Same way as for breast cancer, screeming tests for colorectal cancer can find colorectal cancer early,when treatment works best. Evryone should be tested for colorectal cancer regularly starting at age 50. So, ask your Mum or Aunt to go to clinics and do the screening test. 

3) Gynecologic Cancers  

Gynecologic starts in women's cervix, ovaries, uterus, vagina, vulve or rarely fallopian tubes. This is serious as this kind of disease affects one's ability to have kids. But, females can always take steps to prevent some of these cancers. Have you ever heard about Pap Test ? It's a test to find abnormal cells that may turn to cervical cancer. Removal of the abnormal cells prevents cervical cancer. Pap tests can also find cervical cancer early, when the chance of being cured is very high. The only cancer for which Pap test screens is cervical cancer. I does not screen for other gynecologic cancers. Next, for girls and women who are 9-26 years old, they should be taking the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. It protects against most types of HPV that most often cause cervical cancer. In addition to Pap test, the HPV test may be used for screening women who are 30 years old or older, or at any age who have unclear Pap Test results.  

So, women, together, lets reduce the risk of adopting a cancer so that we can live life to the fullest ! 

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