A gynecological cancer is any type of cancer that begins in a woman's reproductive organs.
Each gynecological cancer is different, so it has different symptoms, risk factors, and ways to prevent it. As a general rule, when gynecological cancers are found early, treatment is quite effective.
Depending on where it begins, the following types of cancer can be identified:
Cervical cancer can be prevented in most developed countries thanks to screening tests and the vaccine to prevent human papilloma virus (HPV). When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and is associated with long survival and a good quality of life.
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