Factors that may increase your risk of getting Cervical Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, Ovarian Cancer, Peritoneal Cancer, Vaginal Cancer are:
Risk Factors For Cervical Cancer
- Sexually transmitted infections can risk your risk of HPV.
- Smoking can cause or develop cervical cancer.
- Intercourse at an early age can increase the chances of HPV.
- Women with a suppressed immune system are at a higher risk.
- Taking vital medicines during pregnancy can increase the risk of the child being diagnosed with a specific type of cancer.
- More number of your sexual partners and partner’s number of sexual partners can increase your chance of acquiring HPV.
Risk Factors Of Endometrial Cancer
- Family history of cancer
- Changes in sex hormone levels
- Having certain genetic conditions can raise the risk.
- Estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after menopause.
- Practising tamoxifen to prevent or treat breast cancer.
- Metabolic syndrome can prove to be dangerous.
The vulnerability of endometrial tissue to estrogen made by the body
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Risk Factors
- Age- Pregnant women who are younger than 20 or older than 35 are more exposed to GTD. The risk increases as they grow older.
- Previous molar pregnancy.- Molar pregnancy in the past might raise the risk of developing another GTD.
- Nutrition/diet. Low levels of carotene and vitamin A in a person’s diet have a higher risk of molar pregnancy according to a study.
- Family history of molar pregnancy. There have been limited cases of women in the same family having one or more molar pregnancies.
Risk Factors For Ovarian Cancer
- Undergoing hormone replacement therapy can increase your chances of ovarian cancer.
- A family history of breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer
- Having Lynch Syndrome.
- Old age
Having children later or never having a full-term pregnancy
Risk Factors For Peritoneal Cancer
- Age: Older people are more vulnerable to this type of cancer.
- Genetics: A family history of ovarian or peritoneal cancer or Lynch syndrome
- puts you at an increased risk.
- Hormone therapy: Hormone therapy after menopause slightly raises your risk.
- Weight and height: Obesity or being overweight increases your risk.
Risk factors for Vaginal Cancer
- Women who’ve had a hysterectomy, whether it was for a benign or malignant mass have a high risk.
- Smoking doubles the risk of vaginal cancer.
- Women aged more than 60 are vulnerable to vaginal cancer.
- Being diagnosed with HIV
- Early vulnerability to HPV through sexual activity