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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. Vaccines are also available to prevent infection by certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV), a major cause of cervical cancer, as well as many other cancers. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), cervical cancer tends to develop in midlife. Most women are diagn...
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...
Depression Risk Assessment
Depression Risk Assessment Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from depression. More women than men suffer from this health condition. Major depression is an 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, can make depression more likely. The following ques...
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment
Osteoporosis Risk Assessment Osteoporosis is a long-term (chronic) disease that slowly weakens bones until they break easily. It is caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. In some cases it may also be caused by medical conditions or medicines. Millions of Americans older than 50 have osteoporosis. Millions more have low bone mass, which puts them at risk for the disease. Osteoporosis mainly affects women. One in 2 U.S. women and 1 in 4 U.S. men older than 50 will have a broken bone at ...
Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment
Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Ovarian cancer ranks 5th among all cancer deaths for women. Ovarian cancer is most common in older women. It is a little more common in white women than in women of other ethnic groups. This tool will help you figure out if you are at higher risk for ovarian cancer. It is not a complete look at all risks. For a complete look at your risks, see your health care provider. 1. Have you had one or more children? Yes No 2. If you have had a child, how old were you when your firs...
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 ethni...