We begin this year's chats on January 14, 2015 at 9 pm EST. We will be discussing the risk factors for gynecologic cancers. "A risk factor is anything that increases a person’s chance of developing cancer." - @cancerdotnet.
Following the questions you will find links to information from Cancer.Net, the Mayo Clinic and the Foundation for Women's Cancer on the risk factors of each gynecologic cancer.
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 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?
Links for Gyn Cancer Risks:
Risk factors for ovarian cancer from @cancerdotnet http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/ovarian-cancer/risk-factors-and-prevention
Risk factors for cervical cancer from @cancerdotnet
Risk factors for uterine cancers from @cancerdotnet
Risk factors for endometrial cancer from @MayoClinic
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
We look forward to having you join us.