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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?
    • 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?
    • Cervical Dysplasia Cervical dysplasia is a condition in which the cells of the inner lining of the cervix have precancerous changes. There are two...learn more »
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      Cervical Dysplasia Article
      • Cervical dysplasia facts
      • What is cervical dysplasia?
      • What causes cervical dysplasia?
      • Are there signs and symptoms of cervical dysplasia?
      • How is cervical dysplasia diagnosed?
      • How is cervical dysplasia classified?
      • What are treatments for cervical dysplasia?
      • Carbon dioxide laser photoablation
      • Cryotherapy
      • Loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)
      • Cold knife cone biopsy (conization)
      • Hysterectomy
      • What is the prognosis (outlook) for cervical dysplasia?
      • Can cervical dysplasia be prevented?
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Pregnancy (STDs) When you are pregnant, many sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be especially harmful to you and your baby. These STDs...learn more »
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      Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Pregnancy (STDs) Article
      • Pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, commonly called STDs
      • STDs include
      • What are the symptoms of STDs?
      • How can STDs affect my pregnancy?
      • How can I find out if I have an STD?
      • How are STDs treated in pregnancy?
      • How can I protect myself from STDs?
      • How can I prevent spreading a STD?
    • Stretch Marks Stretch marks occur in the dermis, the elastic middle layer of skin that allows it to retain its shape. When the skin is...learn more »
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      Stretch Marks Article
      • Stretch mark facts
      • What are stretch marks?
      • What causes stretch marks?
      • What are risk factors for stretch marks?
      • What are symptoms and signs of stretch marks?
      • How are stretch marks diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for stretch marks?
      • Are there any home remedies for stretch marks?
      • What is the prognosis of stretch marks?
      • Can stretch marks be prevented?

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