Cervical cancer develops from abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix that spread deeper or to other tissues or organs. This type of cancer occurs most often in women older than 40.
Cancer of the endometrium is a disease in which cancerous cells are found in the lining of the uterus. It is highly curable when found early.
If initial tests and exams strongly suggest that you have ovarian cancer, you'll likely have other tests. These tests help your healthcare providers learn more about your cancer.
People with this syndrome have dark moles around the mouth, nose, and eyes, as well as multiple polyps in the intestines.
The risk for ovarian cancer and skin cancer is increased with basal cell nevus syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.
Overview of uterine sarcoma
Cancer of the vagina is rare. Certain factors thought to raise the risk for this type of cancer include advancing age, history of cervical cancer, and infection with the human papillomavirus.
Talking with healthcare providers about cancer can be overwhelming. It can be hard to take in all of the information. It helps to be prepared. Read on for a list of questions to ask during your appointments.