Women’s cancers are a real concern today. More than 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, while about 5,000 cases of ovarian and resusc have had cancer and 3,000 cases of cervical cancer. Every woman can be involved throughout her life. WNSF takes stock of these specific cancers and their different treatments.
Several specifically female cancers
When we talk about female cancers, it is mainly ovarian and fallopian cancers, uterine cancer and breast cancer.
They are added to the list of many cancers that can affect men and women, such as lung cancer but also colorectal cancer, which affects more than 40,000 people each year. Moreover, it is important to know that men can also report breast cancer (CSH), a rare condition that affects less than 1% of male cancers and 1% of mixed cancers.
The number to remember? The very significant increase in the number of cases of breast cancer, in the order of 138%. Helping cancer research then becomes a no-brainer.
Screening for female cancers
These female cancers are now more or less well detected. For example, when it is concerned with breast cancer, mammograms and palpations now allow many women to be managed extremely early in the disease and thus hope for a cure.
For the cervix, it is thanks to the smear that your gynecologist can detect a disorder very early on. But for ovarian cancer, the signs often go unnoticed and are limited to lower abdomen pain and small bleeding. More difficult to detect, this cancer is often diagnosed late.
It is therefore interesting to visit your gynecologist very regularly, even if you do not feel any discomfort or pain. From the beginning of your sex life, an annual appointment is recommended or at least every 18 months.
Treatments advance thanks to research
Prevention remains the best treatment: regular sports activity (about 3 hours per week) and a healthy lifestyle are excellent bases. But as you can imagine, this is not enough and no woman is immune to female cancer.
The Curie Institute has been developing new personalized cancer treatments for many years that better target tumours and also provide a better understanding of cancer, such as immunotherapy and proton therapy.
You can help research by donating to the Curie Institute, either by cheque, online, by SMS or monthly. You will then receive a tax receipt that will allow you to benefit from a tax reduction.
Becoming a patron can be as simple as donating five to a few tens of euros. You help research while optimizing your tax: a win-win action that it would be a shame not to consider.