Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. Women are at risk for any of five forms of gynecologic cancer, including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. This podcast encourages regular checkups and screening to detect cancers early. Created: 9/1/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 9/1/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Prostate and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month — September 2011
Recorded: August 30, 2011; posted: September 1, 2011
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Men and women are different in many ways. From a health perspective, each has their own unique risk for certain cancers. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, and women are at risk for any of five forms of gynecologic cancer, including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar.
Regular checkups and screening may detect cancers early, and early detection can increase the likelihood of a positive outcome. Tests for certain cancers are recommended at various ages, so talk to your health care provider to see if you need to schedule any cancer screenings.
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