o Case study 1
o Case study 2
o Case study 2
o Case study 3
o Case study 4
o Case study 5
o Case study 6
Running Head: WOMEN’S HEALTH
Case Study 1
The greatest factor that increases the risk of a woman getting cervical cancer is having an
infection with Human papillomavirus (HPV). Women can prevent themselves from developing
cervical cancer going for tests, being vaccinated against HPV, having limited sexual partners and
using condoms while engaging in sexual intercourse. Women who are between 21 to 29 years of
age should go through a Pap test every three years. For those who are between 30 to 65 years,
they should go through both HPV and Pap tests after every five years (Wentzensen et al., 2016).
Those who are above 65 years and have had tests before with negative results should not go
Depending on the stage of the disease, there are various options of treatment available.
Cancer can be treated through hysterectomy where the cervix and the uterus are removed.
Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy are also options for treating cervical cancer. Endometrial is the
most common type of cancer that affects the reproductive tract. In order to bring down the risk
factors of all cancers that affect women, it is important to go for regular screening and to also
maintain a high level of hygiene (Wright et al., 2015).
Case Study 2
Janet may have acquired ovarian cancer as a result of using fertility drugs or due to the
fact that she had reached menopause. If she also has close relatives who have been diagnosed
with the same, she may have acquired it through family genetics (Mirza et al., 2...
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