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11/9/11 Chapter 13 - Common Types of Cancer o Female Reproductive Tract Include ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer Ovarian cancer has few overt early sign Risk Factors: Prior cancer history Early sexual activity Multiple sex partners Herpes HPV Uterine Cancer Develops in endometriosis Abnormal bleeding is early sign o Male Reproductive Tract Cancers Prostate Cancer Early sign is difficulty urinating Prostate cancer can be symptom free in early stages Testicular Cancer More common in younger men Tends to be diagnosed between ages of 24-35 Genetic are a high risk factor o No symptoms in early stages of cancer o Pancreatic Cancer More common today than in past; Due to lifestyle factors o Leukemia Malignant white blood cells Early signs: Flu-like symptoms Headaches, vomiting Anemia
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  • Spring '08
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  • testicular cancer, female reproductive tract, malignant cells, Malignant cancer cells, Malignant white blood

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