For a woman, there are few things as persistently terrifying as cancer. What woman has not been affected – if not themselves, a close relative, dear friend, admired celebrity?
Many women have seen more than one person in their extended family afflicted – am I next?
Cancer is a fearful and almost insufferable condition for any human, regardless of gender, but why is it that the cancers that affect most women, and in such large numbers, seem to mostly affect the very body parts that define them as a woman?
This document gives some background on cancers that affect women. Hopefully knowledge will provide empowerment.
Understanding the different types of cancer, their causes or contributing factors and symptoms and signs should help women recognize warning signs.
When it comes to cancer, early detection is everything.
What is even more promising is the growing understanding that women can exercise a large degree of control over their susceptibility to cancer – there are lifestyle aspects that can be modified to reduce risks, instead of fearfully waiting and wondering.