Female genital cancers
Vagina, uterine, tubes and ovaries are organs known as genital system, allowing the reproductive functions to be fulfilled in women. In different stages of life, cancer can develop in some parts of these organs.
How often do female genital tract cancers arise?
The most common genital tract cancer is cervical cancer, which is either in the inner layer of the uterus (endometrium) or in the uterus (cervix). It is followed by ovarian cancer, vulva-vajen cancer and much rarer tube cancer. Endometrium (uterus inner layer) cancer
What is the most common age of the intrauterine layer (endometrium) cancer?
80% of the internal layer of uterine cancer occurs after menopause, i.e. after the age of 50.
What are the early signs of cancer of the uterus inner layer?
There are abnormal hemorrhages in 90% of women who are caught in this cancer. And sometimes the smelly bloody discharge can also be seen.
Which women are in the risk group for cancer of the uterus inner layer?
- Fat women with diabetes, high blood pressure
- Unmarried women
- Women who have no birth or have little childbirth
- Late-onset menopause (after 54 years) women
- Women with endometrium, breast and ovarian cancer in their family
- Women who consume excess amounts of animal fat
- Women with ovulation disorder and infertility
- Women with estrogen secreing tumors in their ovaries
What should women do for early diagnosis of cervical cancer?
They should have a gynecological examination at least once a year and have the necessary examinations. In addition, abnormal bleeding, smelly discharge etc. should be immediately admitted to the doctor. I wish everyone a healthy day.