7 Cancer Warning Signs

					The Seven
 Cancer
Warning
 Signs +.
  The beginning
   letter of each
sentence spells out
     the word
 CAUTION.
  There are many other
health problems that may
 cause the following signs
 and symptoms. If you or
someone you know has one
 of these signs they should
     seek medical care!
Change in bowel or
  bladder habits.
  Black tarry stool is often a signs of
internal bleeding from the stomach or
     intestines. This is a medical
              emergency!
    Frequent urination may be a
     sign of a bladder infection.
A sore that
won’t heal.
 Unusual
Bleeding or
discharge.
Thickening in
 the breast or
  elsewhere.
VERY late diagnosis will = death
 Don’t die of embarrassment!
Indigestion or
  difficulty
 swallowing.
This is also a sign for strep throat.
Obvious change in a
  wart or mole.
                   Here is one example,
                    the following slide
                       shows more!

Warts or moles larger than a standard pencil eraser
 need to be checked by a medical professional.
   NOTES:↓
  Benign= non-
   cancerous
   Malignant=
   cancerous
 Metastasis= The
spreading of cancer
Nagging cough or
  hoarseness.
   A nagging cough
  is also a symptom
     of bronchitis.
Pap Smear is used to detect cervical cancer:
HPV
Two-thirds of college students have been in a "friends
with benefits" relationship, citing the lack of
commitment required as the main advantage to such
an arrangement. More than half of those who had sex
with a friend said they had engaged in all forms of sex;
22.7 percent said they had intercourse only, while 8
percent said they did everything but have intercourse.

According to a survey of adults aged 20 to 59, women
have an average of four sex partners during their
lifetime; men have an average of seven.
The controversy:




With 26 million vaccinated the risk of a
serious reaction to Gardasil is one in
.00004046 (1,050 of 26,000,000)
Consistent & Correct Condom
use may lower your chances of
passing HPV to a partner or
developing HPV-related diseases.
But HPV can infect areas that are
not covered by a condom—so
condoms may not fully protect
against HPV.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women run a significant risk of acquiring human
papillomavirus (HPV) from their very first sex partner, according to a new report.
Human papillomavirus or HPV is the cause of genital warts, as well as most cases
of cervical cancer.
"HPV infections are common among newly sexually active young women, even in
those reporting only one partner," Dr. Rachel L. Winer told Reuters Health.
Therefore, she pointed out, the new HPV vaccines will have the greatest impact
when they're given before young women become sexually active.
Winer, from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues attempted to
determine the risk of HPV infection in 244 young women enrolled in a study before
or within 3 months of their first intercourse. They were followed for up to three
years. Women who acquired a second sex partner during follow-up were excluded
from the analysis.
Within 12 months of intercourse with their first sex partner, 29% of the women
tested positive for HPV, the researchers report in the Journal of Infectious
Diseases. After 24 months, the cumulative rate of HPV infection increased to
39%, and at 36 months it was 49%.
The investigators found that the only factor associated with risk of HPV infection
was the male partner's number of previous partners. "Our previous work has shown
high rates of female HPV infection following sexual debut, "Therefore, it is not
surprising to see a high risk of infection from a first male partner."It is important
to encourage condom use with all new partners, and regular Pap smear
screening.” Winer said
SOURCE: Journal of Infectious Diseases, January 15, 2008.
How common are HPV-related health
problems in men?
About 1% of sexually active men in the U.S. have
genital warts at any one time.
Each year in the U.S. there are about:
  800 men who get HPV-related penile cancer
  1100 men who get HPV-related anal cancer
  5700 men who get HPV-related head and neck
  cancers. [Note: although HPV is associated with some of
   head and neck cancers, most of these cancers are related to
   smoking and heavy drinking.]
   Some men are more likely to develop HPV-
           related diseases than others:
Men who have sex with men are about 17 times
more likely to develop anal cancer than men who
only have sex with women.
Men with weakened immune systems, including
those who have human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV), are more likely than other men to develop
anal cancer. Men with HIV are also more likely to
get severe cases of genital warts that are harder to
treat.
 Have FDA and CDC changed their recommendations for the use of
    the HPV vaccine based on their vaccine safety monitoring?
While no vaccine or medicine is completely without risk, CDC and
FDA have reviewed all of the safety information available to them
on Cervarix and Gardasil. Based on this, CDC and FDA have
determined that Gardasil is safe to use and effective in preventing 4
types of HPV.
CDC continues to recommend the vaccination of 11 and 12 year
old girls with 3 doses of vaccine to prevent the types of HPV that
most commonly cause cervical cancer and genital warts. The
vaccine is also recommended for girls and women ages 13 through
26 who did not get any or all of the doses when they were younger.
Additionally, Gardasil protects males against most genital warts.
This vaccine is available for boys and men, 9 through 26 years of
age.
   The seven cancer
   warning signs are
worth 15% on your unit
  test. Start learning
       them now!

				
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