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There are five types of gynecologic cancers: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. As you age, your risk for gynecological cancer increases. While nearly 100,000 women in the United States are told they have gynecologic cancer, you can lower your risk through cancer screenings. Call or make an appointment online today at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Cancer screening involves having your body checked for cancer before you have symptoms. It’s important to talk with your doctor at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare about the timing of your cancer screenings, as frequency often depends on your medical and family history and any previous results.
The gynecological cancer screenings available include:
It’s important to undergo regular cancer screens because treatment works best if your cancer is caught early. Moreover, there’s no definitive way to know who is more likely to get any of the different types of gynecologic cancer and each type has its own unique set of risk factors.
If you need a cancer screening whether it’s time or because you’re experiencing symptoms, call or make an appointment online today at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.