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3 Things Women Should Know About Gynecologic Cancer (Video)

Gynecologic cancer

Cancer of a woman’s reproductive organs is referred to as “gynecologic cancer.” Dr. Amanika Kumar, a Mayo Clinic OB-GYN, says there are many forms of gynecologic cancer: endometrial or uterine, ovarian, vulvar, cervical, and vaginal.

“Each cancer is a little bit different,” says Dr. Kumar.

Dr. Kumar has three tips to help women stay healthy when it comes to gynecologic cancer. No. 1 is lifestyle

“It’s important to live a healthy lifestyle to maintain a normal weight,” says Dr. Kumar.

Eating a healthy diet and exercising have both been shown to help reduce your risk of many cancers. No. 2 is screening.

“Get a yearly physical exam that includes a pelvic exam to maintain or stay up to date with your screening tests, such as Pap smears,” says Dr. Kumar.

No. 3 is being aware of symptoms.

“Being aware that postmenopausal bleeding or abnormal bleeding, or bloating and early satiety, are all symptoms of a cancer. And if you have a concern, go to your doctor or go to your health care practitioner, and bring that up,” says Dr. Kumar.

Because early detection and treatment saves lives.

Mayo Clinic, posted on SouthFloridaReporter.comSept. 11, 2019

‘Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network.’