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Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Questions for the Doctor

If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, use this list of questions to ask your doctor about genetic testing.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HPV Vaccine: Questions for Your Child's Doctor

Start a conversation with your child’s doctor about the HPV vaccine.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Frequently Asked Questions About Ovarian Cancer

This fact sheet is your guide to frequently asked questions about ovarian cancer, including questions related to prevention, risk and hereditary factors impacting the disease.

Review Date: April 07, 2011

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

What You Need To Know About™ Breast Cancer

This booklet has important information about breast cancer. You will read about possible causes, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care. You will also find ideas about how to cope with the disease.

Review Date: February 28, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing

This fact sheet describes the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and related link to hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Learn what to do if a person tests positive for one of these alterations, and the consequences of genetic testing.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer: Beyond the Shock®

Beyond The Shock® is an online resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, offering educational videos, an online community, questions and answers, and stories of hope.

Review Date: June 01, 2011

National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Cancer and American Indian/Alaska Native Women

This brief fact sheet describes how cancer affects minority women.

Review Date: March 01, 2011

Office on Women's Health

Cancer Facts for Women- (PDF)

This pamphlet gives an overview of the cancers that most frequently affect women, and also details who is at risk for developing the cancers, as well as the guidelines for early detection.

Review Date: March 01, 2011

American Cancer Society

Cervical Cancer Prevention

The most common cause of cervical cancer is infection of the cervix with human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infections that cause cervical cancer are spread mainly through sexual contact. Women who become sexually active at a young age and who have many sexual partners are at a greater risk of HPV infection.

Review Date: October 25, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Cervical Cancer Screening (PDQ®)

Studies show that screening for cervical cancer helps decrease the number of deaths from the disease. A Pap test is commonly used to screen for cervical cancer. Learn more about the Pap test here.

Review Date: January 30, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Cervical Cancer: Screening and Prevention

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. A test for HPV screens for early signs of infection when treatment options are most effective. Early vaccination, along with regular screening, is the best way to prevent cervical cancer.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation

Endometrial Cancer Prevention

A diet low in saturated fats and high in fruits and vegetables may lower the risk of endometrial cancer. The risk may also be lowered when soy -based foods are a regular part of the diet. Physical activity,and a personal history of pregnancy and breastfeeding, also may play a role in risk reduction.

Review Date: October 25, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Endometrial Cancer: Mayo Clinic

Endometrial cancer is one of the most common cancers in American women. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, treatments and prevention such as, how certain factors can lower your risk of developing the disease.

Review Date: June 14, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Find a Gynecologic Oncologist

If you have been diagnosed with a gynecological cancer, such as cervical, endometrial, uterine or ovarian cancer, use this search tool to locate a gynecologic oncologist in your area.

Review Date: January 24, 2013

Foundation for Women's Cancer

Find a Local Chapter: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)

NOCC volunteers network with patients, family members, and caregivers to provide support and encouragement about ovarian cancer.

Review Date: September 08, 2011

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.

Find a Screening Provider Near You: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Search for free and low-cost screenings in your state—use the interactive map to find local contacts for breast and cervical cancer screening.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions About Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Cancer, and HPV Vaccines

This document offers general information about the human papilloma virus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine.

Review Date: May 08, 2012

American Cancer Society

Menopausal Hormone Use and Cancer: Questions and Answers

This document discusses the benefits and risks of taking menopausal hormones.

Review Date: March 01, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

Myths and Facts about HPV

Learn the myths and facts about HPV.

Review Date: June 08, 2011

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) Chapters

National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) chapters have been established so that no woman, family member or friend should feel alone while battling cervical cancer and HPV. Locate a NCCC chapter in your area.

Review Date: June 08, 2011

National Cervical Cancer Coalition

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk

A fact sheet about research on the risk of developing cancer of the breast, cervix, liver and ovary from the use of oral contraceptives.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Ovarian Cancer - (PDF)

Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. If you experience what is not normal for you, see a doctor right away.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ovarian Cancer Prevention

Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may help prevent ovarian cancer. Risk factors include hormone replacement therapy, obesity and use of fertility drugs. Protective factors include a history of oral contraceptive use, pregnancy and breast feeding.

Review Date: October 25, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Ovarian Cancer Quiz

Take a few minutes to test your Ovarian Cancer knowledge with our 10-question quiz.

Review Date: September 07, 2011

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.

Ovarian Cancer: Newly Diagnosed Patient Kit

The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) offers this free kit to help support you and your family throughout the course of your disease.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc.

Pap Test Fact Sheet

Why do I need a Pap test? How often do I need to have a Pap test? I don't have health insurance, how can I get a free or low-cost Pap test? Read on to find the answers to these questions, and more.

Review Date: January 30, 2012

Office on Women's Health

Sexuality for the Woman With Cancer

This guide offers you and your partner some information about cancer, sex, and sexuality.

Review Date: November 02, 2011

American Cancer Society

Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project Archives

These booklets in Vietnamese provide information on cervical cancer, hepatitis B, breast cancer, smoking, and nutrition.

Review Date: March 24, 2013

Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project

What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Cervix

This booklet has important information about cancer of the cervix. It discusses causes, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. It also has ideas about how to cope with the disease.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

What You Need To Know About™ Ovarian Cancer

This booklet provides important information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ovarian cancer. You will also find lists of questions to ask your doctor.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Your Disease Risk: Cervical Cancer

To estimate your risk of cervical cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: May 06, 2011

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Your Disease Risk: Ovarian Cancer

To estimate your risk of ovarian cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle

Review Date: March 02, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information

Your Disease Risk: Uterine Cancer

To estimate your risk of uterine cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

Educational Institution--Follow the Resource URL for More Information