Gynecology - Cancer and Women
Cancer and Women
Cancer is the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to invade and destroy normal healthy tissues. Cancer also has the ability to spread to other parts of the body and make new tumors.
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States. Cancer prevention is important for women. Regular check-ups along with a healthy lifestyle can help a woman stay healthy at all ages. Factors like age and family history determine certain health risks that may require further testing to prevent future problems. Many types of cancer are treatable or easier to treat in the early stages.
We want you to play an active role in maintaining good health. We believe in practicing preventive care; working with your health care provider on a regular basis will ensure you have all the tests and immunizations needed to keep you healthy for years to come.