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Disease prevention in women includes screening tests that are a basic part of prevention medicine. All screening tests are commonly available through your general doctor. Some specialized tests may be available elsewhere.

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    • Cancer Prevention Certain behavioral, lifestyle, and environmental factors contribute to cancer. Cancer prevention involves modifying these factors...learn more »
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      Cancer Prevention Article
      • What is cancer prevention?
      • Carcinogenesis
      • Cancer Risk factors
      • Factors That are Known to Increase the Risk of Cancer
      • Factors That May Affect the Risk of Cancer
      • Interventions that are known to lower cancer risk
      • Interventions that are not known to lower cancer risk
    • Heart Attack Prevention Overview Heart attacks are the major causes of unexpected, sudden death among men and women. A heart attack is also a significant cause of...learn more »
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      Heart Attack Prevention Overview Article
      • Introduction
      • What is atherosclerosis?
      • What are coronary heart diseases (CHD)?
      • What is angina pectoris?
      • What is a heart attack?
      • Ventricular fibrillation
      • Heart failure
      • What is cerebral vascular disease?
      • Ischemic stroke
      • Hemorrhagic stroke
      • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
      • When does the coronary atherosclerosis process begin?
      • Have most people done enough to prevent atherosclerosis and heart attacks?
      • What are the risk factors for coronary atherosclerosis and heart disease?
      • How can coronary atherosclerosis and heart attacks be prevented?
    • Gestational Diabetes Gestational diabetes is a condition that is first recognized during pregnancy and is characterized by high blood sugar....learn more »
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      Gestational Diabetes Article
      • What is gestational diabetes?
      • What causes gestational diabetes?
      • What are risk factors for gestational diabetes?
      • What are the symptoms of gestational diabetes?
      • How is gestational diabetes diagnosed?
      • What are the consequences of gestational diabetes for the baby and mother?
      • What is the treatment for gestational diabetes?
      • Is there a special diet for a woman with gestational diabetes?
      • Can gestational diabetes be prevented?
      • What is the outlook (prognosis) for gestational diabetes?
    • Smoking (How to Quit Smoking) Smoking is an addiction. More than 430,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. from smoking related illnesses. Secondhand smoke or...learn more »
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      Smoking (How to Quit Smoking) Article
      • Smoking and quitting smoking facts
      • What problems are caused by smoking?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of cigarette addiction?
      • What are the steps in quitting?
      • Getting ready to quit smoking
      • On the day you quit smoking
      • Staying quit
      • What methods can help a person quit smoking?
      • Nicotine replacement therapy to quit smoking
      • Nicotine patches
      • Nicorette gum
      • Nicotine lozenges
      • What prescription products are available for smoking cessation?
      • How can nicotine-containing products be used safely?
      • What are e-cigarettes?
      • Is an e-cigarette harmful?
      • Is secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes harmful?
      • What is in the future for smoking?
    • Colon Cancer Prevention Colo-rectal cancer is both curable and preventable if it is detected early and completely removed before the cancerous cells...learn more »
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      Colon Cancer Prevention Article
      • Colon cancer prevention facts
      • Introduction to colon cancer prevention
      • When should colon cancer screening begin?
      • What are the risk factors for colorectal cancer?
      • What measures to prevent colorectal cancer have proven effectiveness and long term safety?
      • What measures to prevent colorectal cancer probably are effective but may have long term adverse side effects?
      • What measures to prevent colorectal cancer probably are effective and safe?
      • What prevention measures have been found to be ineffective?
      • What about genetic testing for colon cancer?
      • Who should consider genetic counseling and testing?
      • Why is genetic counseling and testing important in hereditary colon cancer syndromes?
      • What can be done now to prevent colorectal cancer?
    • High Cholesterol: Frequently Asked Questions Cholesterol occurs naturally in the body. High blood cholesterol levels increase a person's risk of developing heart disease,...learn more »
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      High Cholesterol: Frequently Asked Questions Article
      • What is cholesterol?
      • Why should I be concerned about cholesterol?
      • What's the difference between "good" and "bad" cholesterol?
      • How much cholesterol is too much?
      • Can I lower my risk for heart disease if I lower my cholesterol?
      • What makes my cholesterol levels go up?
      • What can I do to lower my cholesterol?
      • What medications are used to treat high cholesterol?
      • If a product's package reads "low cholesterol" does that mean that the product is low in fat and safe to eat?
      • At what age should people begin having their cholesterol checked?

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