Your Chance Of Gynecologic Cancer

We track the major female reproductive cancers by a woman's lifetime risk of actually getting invasive disease
1/8: Brest Cancer
1/38 Endometrial (uterine lining) Cancer
1/70 Ovarian Cancer
1/135 Cervical Cancer
Interestingly, we do use screening tests to see if you have one of these cancers, but remember about 7% of the women getting pap smears in any year are abnormal, and the rate of call backs on mammograms is even a bit higher. This is a far greater rate than the rate of actual invasive disease that these tests would track
. So remember: if you get a call that your pap was abnormal, do follow your gyno's recommendations, but your chance of invasive disease, as you see, is still relatively remote.


  1. Complex gynecological conditions encompass several serious diseases including cancer and it is pertinent to consider them jointly to diagnose and treat in a professional and knowledgeable manner. Delray Beach Gynecology


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