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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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    • Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. The two types of diabetes are...learn more »
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      Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Article
      • Diabetes type 1 and type 2 definition and facts
      • What is diabetes?
      • How many people in the US have diabetes?
      • 9 early signs and symptoms of diabetes
      • How do I know if I have diabetes?
      • What causes diabetes?
      • What are the risk factors for diabetes?
      • What are the different types of diabetes?
      • What is type 1 diabetes
      • What is type 2 diabetes
      • What are the other types of diabetes?
      • What kind of doctor treats diabetes?
      • How is diabetes diagnosed?
      • Why is blood sugar checked at home?
      • What are the acute complications of diabetes?
      • What are the chronic complications of diabetes?
      • What can be done to slow the complications of diabetes?
      • What is the prognosis for a person with diabetes?
    • Menopause Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop, also called the "change of life." Menopause...learn more »
    • Skin Cancer Skin cancers occur when skin cells undergo malignant transformations and grow into tumors. The most common types of skin cancer,...learn more »
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      Skin Cancer Article
      • What is skin cancer?
      • What are the risk factors for skin cancer?
      • Is skin cancer hereditary?
      • What causes skin cancer?
      • What are the different types of skin cancer?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?
      • When is a mole dangerous or high-risk for becoming a skin cancer?
      • What are the most common sites where skin cancer develops?
      • How do physicians diagnose skin cancer?
      • What is the staging for skin cancer?
      • What is the treatment for skin cancer?
      • What kinds of doctors treat skin cancer?
      • What is the prognosis and survival rate for skin cancer?
      • Is it possible to prevent skin cancer?
      • Sunscreen use and vitamin D
    • Colon Polyps Colon polyps are common growths on the inner lining of the colon. Colon polyps may become cancerous. There are several different...learn more »
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      Colon Polyps Article
      • Colon polyp facts
      • What are colon polyps?
      • What do colon polyps look like (pictures)?
      • What are the types of colon polyps?
      • How big are colon polyps?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of colon polyps?
      • How are colon polyps diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for colon polyps?
      • How should patients with colon polyps be followed?
      • How is screening for colon polyps done?
      • Are all colon cancers associated with polyps?
      • Can colon polyps be prevented?
      • How is genetic testing used in patients with colon polyps?
    • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) High blood pressure is defined as a pressure of 140/90 mmHg or higher in the arteries. Genetic factors, high salt intake, and...learn more »
    • Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer is cancer of the entrance to the womb (uterus). Regular pelvic exams and Pap testing can detect precancerous...learn more »
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      Cervical Cancer Article
      • Cervical cancer facts
      • What is cervical cancer?
      • How do women get cervical cancer? What causes cervical cancer?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of cervical cancer?
      • What are the risk factors for cervical cancer?
      • What are cervical cancer screening guidelines?
      • What tests are used to diagnose cervical cancer?
      • What are the stages of cervical cancer?
      • What is the treatment for cervical cancer?
      • What are methods of treatment for cervical cancer?
      • Can cervical cancer be prevented? What is the cervical cancer vaccine?
      • What kind of support is available to women with cervical cancer?
      • What is the prognosis and survival rates for women with cervical cancer?
      • What research is being done on cervical cancer?

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