What Do You Know About Reproductive Cancers?

Cancer can start in any part of the male or female reproductive system. Research has led to better diagnoses, treatments, and a lower chance of death for many of these cancers. Still, it's important to know about them and the symptoms they can cause so you can get help right away. Finding and treating cancer early–when it's small and hasn't spread–gives you the best outcomes.

Gender words are used here to talk about anatomy and health risk. Please use this information in a way that works best for you and your provider as you talk about your care.

1. How common is testicular cancer in men?
2. How often do some healthcare providers recommend men do a self-exam for testicular cancer?
3. What is a risk factor for testicular cancer?
4. Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in men. At which age are men at the greatest risk?
5. What are the early symptoms of a prostate cancer?
6. A woman's lifetime chance of getting ovarian cancer is about 1 in 78. What are factors that put someone at risk for this cancer?
7. Which of these are symptoms for ovarian cancer?

These symptoms are common and more often related to less serious health problems. If they happen often or are getting worse, a woman should see a healthcare provider so the problem can be found and, if needed, treated.

8. Which women should have a regularly scheduled Pap test to screen for cervical cancer?
9. Which of these is a key warning sign of endometrial cancer?
10. Which of these puts a woman at risk for endometrial cancer?