Health Matters

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness

Know the types and how to detect them sooner.



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Cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment are still important today. Dr. Kimberly Pilkinton, an ob/gyn physician in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine discusses the various types and what steps to take if you have concerns.

“Cervical cancer may have no symptoms until advanced stages, so routine pap smears and hpv testing are essential. This saves lives and helps with prevention. ”

“Cancer of the uterus can cause bleeding after menopause. Early detection is important in making treatment a cure. Not having a cycle when you should or having one when you shouldn't requires further evaluation.”

“Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed at a later stage, so speak with a provider about persistent changes in bloating, pain, nausea, or other concerns. A discussion regarding personal and family history can be helpful.”

“Yearly check-ups help prevent or detect cancer sooner.”

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