“A risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of developing cancer.” @cancerdotnet
Some of the topics we discussed included the genetic risks of gynecologic cancers (BRCA, Lynch syndrome, Cowden syndrome), DES (diethylstibestrol) exposure, as well as HPV vaccines and cervical cancer.
You may find a transcript of the chat here.
The questions that guided our conversation were:
T1A: Are you aware of the risk factors for gyn cancers? When did you learn them? How have they influenced your health decisions?
T1B: Providers - Have your patients asked you about risk factors before or after diagnosis?
T2: Viral infections caused by HPV virus raise risk for cervical, vaginal & vulvar cancers. What do women & parents need to know?
T3: What is DES (Diethystibestrol)? How are women exposed to the hormone? What are the risks?T4: Genetics are thought to account for as much as 25% of some GYN cancers. BRCA has received media attn. What are other genetic risks?
T5: Have you tried to reduce your risk for cancer, recurrence or other cancers? What can women do w/ the info about risk factors?
Be sure to check the resources below for links to information on this month's topic.
We look forward to having you join us for next month's chat Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9pm EST as we discuss Care Beyond Medical Care with @Reimagine_ME .
Risk factors for ovarian cancer from @cancerdotnet http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/ovarian-cancer/risk-factors-and-prevention
Risk of #ovariancancer. http://t.co/L1y67jHEnk
Risk factors for cervical cancer from @cancerdotnet
Risk factors for uterine cancers from @cancerdotnet
Risk factors for endometrial cancer from @MayoClinic
Top 10 risk factors for Endometrial cancer: http://t.co/WVWKXMb1I0
Risk factors for fallopian tube cancer @cancerdotnet
Risks for vaginal cancer from @cancerdotnet
Risk for vulvar cancer from @MayoClinic
Risks for GTD @GYNcancer
Risks for #primaryperitoneal cancer @GYNcancer
Genetics of Breast & Ovarian via @LguzzardiM http://t.co/peN9EffywH
Cervical Cancer Prevention http://t.co/aC601IE3hK
DES Info via @theNCI: http://t.co/mbCZ8znENc
DES Info via @ http://t.co/IaSDmNrjoZ
DES Info via @AmericanCancer: http://t.co/c4v7Qmkgxy
DES sons http://t.co/ExFEnLxVBB
Lynch syndrome information via @cancerdotnet http://t.co/cVwW8nh9bY
Cowden syndrome information via @cancerdotnet http://t.co/BiAPXKaMe8
HPV Myths & Misconceptions with Fact Sheet http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/hpv/hpv-myths-facts/ [updated link 5/2017]
CDC HPV and cancer http://t.co/03R35ZJeP6
Five Things About HPV Every Woman Should Know http://t.co/ouiehRp69T
What #parents should know about the #HPV vaccine: http://t.co/BCKBHa3ekQ
American Sexual Health Association:
10 Thinks to Know About HPV Fact Sheet http://www.ashapublications.org/ten-things-to-know-about-hpv/
High Risk / Previvor resources: @facingourrisk @bebrightpink @sharsheret
Unexpected Gynecologic Malignancy Diagnosed After Hysterectomy Performed for Benign Indications http://t.co/XnToRcdpQS
Increased #CervicalCancer Risk Associated With Screening at Longer Intervals. http://t.co/aWG1il5Grd
The Pill and Cancer: What You Should Know via @MDAndersonNews http://t.co/3xJl2DWXVD
Tool - family cancer history (from Myriad) https://t.co/7uOr9oPbTc;
Tool - family health history (from Surgeon General) https://t.co/czksLcq3dZ
Rick Boulay TEDX talk on cancer bias. https://t.co/BZLYWe8NA3