7 Cancers That Affect Only Women

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After heart diseases, cancer is the second most common cause of death in women. Around the world, women battle around 6 to 7 types of cancer, where breast cancer is the most dangerous one.

Lung cancer affects more than 10,000 women each year, following which women battle with colorectal cancer and ovarian cancer. With Asian and Pacific women, uterus cancer is common and this type of deadly disease takes away more than 2000 lives each year.

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Since cancer is a thriving disease with both men and women, there are certain medications and remedies that are helpful in preventing it. Natural cures are the best (alongside allopathy) as they have also proven to be helpful in getting rid of cancer fast.

India has 17 percent of women who are suffering and battling with breast cancer. This type of cancer affects women between the ages of 45 to 55 years. The main reason why breast cancer affects women at a later age is due to breastfeeding, late marriage and late pregnancy.

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Today, Boldsky suggests women should get regular checkups to prevent this malignant disease. An early detection is the key to the cure. Take a look at the 7 types of cancers that affect women.

Cervical Cancer

 In India alone, there are more than one-third of women who suffer and die from cervical cancer. The reason for this type of deadly cancer is sexual intercourse at an early age, multiple sex partners and low immunity. HIV infection too is another cause of cervical cancer in women

Breast Cancer

Family history, genetic tendencies and late pregnancy are some of the many causes for breast cancer in women. Early detection of breast cancer is the key for survival. Women should undergo self examination (breast tests) to avoid this threatening disease.

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is another type of cancer which affects a lot of women in the world. Colon cancer affects people who have polyps in the colon or the rectum. This cancer also affects women who have an inflammatory bowel disease. Being overweight and consuming fatty foods that contain no nutrition could also be the reasons for colon cancer.

Ovarian Cancer

This type of cancer affects women after the age of 55 years. Women who have never bore a child and women who have had their first child after 30 years fall victim to this type of cancer.

 

 

Skin Cancer

According to a new study, it is stated that women who are of fair skin and have red or blonde hair, and spend a lot of time in the sun are prone to getting skin cancer. The other cause of this type of cancer is when a family member has suffered or battling melanoma.

 

 

Lung Cancer

People who don't smoke can also get lung cancer. This type of cancer affects women who are exposed to passive smoking. Statistics show 8 out of 10 women are prone to developing lung cancer due to their loved ones smoking.

Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer is when the disease affects the lining of the uterus. This deadly type of cancer affects women over the age of 55 years. The reasons for Endometrial cancer are the onset of early menstrual periods, history of infertility, late menopause, not bearing children and PCOS.

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Story first published: Friday, November 13, 2015, 9:01 [IST]
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