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Cervical Cancer Risk Assessment
Cervical Cancer Risk Assessment Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death among women in the United States, but today many cases of cervical cancer are prevented through widespread use of the Pap test. Two vaccines are also available to prevent infection by certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), a major cause of cervical cancer. The vaccines are approved for females (and males) ages 9 to 26. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), cervical cancer tends to dev...
Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment
Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment According to 2010 statistics from the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer in U.S. women. (This does not count certain skin cancers.) Ovarian cancer is most common in older women. It is a little more common in white women than in women of other ethnic groups. The risk of getting invasive ovarian cancer during a woman's lifetime is about 1 in 71, and the risk of dying is 1 in 95. This tool will help you determine if you are at risk for ova...
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably due to earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer. It is not a complete assessment of all risks. For a complete evaluation of your risks, see your health care provider. 1. How old are you? 2. What is your ethn...
Depression Risk Assessment
Depression Risk Assessment More than 20 million people in the United States suffer from depression. About twice as many women as men suffer from this medical condition. Major depression is an all-encompassing illness that affects a person's body, feelings, thoughts, and behavior. Certain things can trigger an episode of depression. They include a stressful life event, genetics, physical illness, medications, drug or alcohol abuse, or hormone levels. Any one of these factors, or a combination of them, ca...
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for Women Osteoporosis is a chronic disease that slowly weakens bones until they break easily. It is caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors and, in some cases, by medical conditions or medications. Millions of Americans over age 50 have osteoporosis. In addition, millions more have low bone mass, which puts them at risk for the disease. Osteoporosis primarily affects women; one in two U.S. women and one in four U.S. men over 50 will suffer a broken bone in ...
Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment
Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths overall, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple asses...