Describe one cancer that predominately impacts women

  • Describe one cancer that predominately impacts women (i.e. breast, lung, colorectal, endometrial, cervical, uterine, ovarian, skin).
    • How many people are diagnosed with this cancer every year? Has the rate gone up/down?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of cancer?
    • What (if any) is the screening recommendations? How can you prevent this cancer?
  • Describe risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
    • What are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Which risk factors are modifiable?
    • Why are women at increased risk for cardiovascular disease? Other than gender, who (race/ethnicity, age, income) is more at risk for cardiovascular disease?
    • What can you do to decrease your risk factors?
  • In the U.S. there are more than 30 million cases of diabetes, equally common in men and women. Why?
    • What are the three forms of diabetes?
    • What are the risk factors for diabetes? What are the rates of these risk factors?
    • Provide 1-2 reasons and justify why this might be the case.

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