From breast/ovarian cancer to autoimmune disorders, there are some diseases prevalent in women today, moreso than ever before. Although there are several reasons ranging from genetics to reproductive history, most of these ailments can be kept in check through a healthy lifestyle, regular checkups and awareness.
Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast area grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer, depending on which cells in the breast turn cancerous.
Ovarian cancer is a group of diseases that originates in the ovaries, or in the related areas of the fallopian tubes and the peritoneum. Treatment is most effective when the cancer is found early.
When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. The cervix connects the vagina (birth canal) to the upper part of the uterus or womb. It can be prevented by the HPV vaccine.
Many diseases of the immune system, also known as autoimmune diseases, are more common in women than in men. Here’s how to identify and treat the most common ones.
Cancer of the uterus occurs in the womb, usually after menopause. Most women who get uterine cancer have certain risk factors that cause them to have a higher chance of getting this disease.
Golden Years - Menopause
Menopause is when your periods stop permanently and you can no longer get pregnant. You have reached menopause only after it has been a full year since your last period.
Golden Years - Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that causes them to become weak and break easily. Osteoporosis affects mostly older women, but prevention starts when you are younger.