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in Gynecologic Cancers

Cervical cancers begin in the cervix, which is a tube-like structure that serves as the passageway between the uterus and the vagina. Cervical cancer is the only gynecologic cancer that can be screened for using a test—this is the Pap smear test. Cervical cancer is not only detectable with screening, but it can also be prevented through a vaccine.

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in Gynecologic Cancers

Luckily, there are many general lifestyle measures you can undertake to reduce your risk of ever getting gynecologic cancer (or any cancer at all). These include:

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in Gynecologic Cancers

Ovarian cancer begins in the ovaries (or surrounding structures), which are the organs of the female reproductive system that produce, store, and release egg cells. Most ovarian cancers are known as “epithelial ovarian carcinomas.”