International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023

Gynecological Cancer: Preventive Aspects

R. Beutlin [2] | Dr. Sisy Jose [3]

Abstract: Gynecological cancer is any cancer that occurs in the female reproductive system. It includes ovary, endometrium, cervix, fallopian tubes and vagina. The common cancers are ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and cervical cancer. Ovarian cancer is one of the most challenging gynecological cancer, which has a profound negative effect on the quality and length of life because more than 70% of ovarian cancer is diagnosed at the advanced stage. Endometrial cancer is the sixth common cancer in women and commonly prevalent in high income countries. The rise is mainly attributed to the changing trends in the lifestyle and reproductive profile of women especially in urban areas. Cervical cancer is the commonest cause of cancer death among women in developing countries. Majority of the cervical cancer is because of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It is the preventable cancer as it has vaccination against HPV. Prevention is better is than cure. The preventive aspects includes vaccination, screening, breastfeeding, healthy lifestyle (diet, exercise, quitting smoking and alcohol), hygienic practices (sexual hygiene, menstrual hygiene). Practicing these preventive aspects in their daily life reduces the risk of developing cancer.

Keywords: Gynaecological cancer, prevention, HPV Vaccination, Screening, sexual hygiene, menstrual hygiene

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 1383 - 1385

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