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Female Cancer Tests Talked About In The Health Minute

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  Original Published: 10/25/2013Female cancers are many times called the silent killers because they have few symptoms until they are in their advanced stages. So what's the best way to fight them? Here's Susan Hendricks with today's Health Minute. In her line of work, Dr. Angela Marshall is no stranger to the female reproductive cancers. "Cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar," she says. And with these cancers, Dr. Marshall says women might not even know they have them. "So most gynecological cancers have no symptoms or have symptoms that are overlooked," she says. "So it's really important for women to, first of all, know their bodies well." But for some women, that's easier said than done."Women tend to take such good care of everyone else, they often put themselves last on the list," says Dr. Marshall. "So I think the most important message is to encourage women to take care of themselves, take time for themselves and make time for preventive health."That means regular pelvic exams, pap smears and HPV testing in order to prevent these gynecological cancers.And women should also know their numbers, including cholesterol levels, blood pressure readings and sugar counts to avoid diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
   
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