Gynecological Cancer

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Gynecological Cancer

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A Woman's Guide To Understanding Gynecologic Cancers

In 2003, Jenny Allen began feeling persistent pain and pressure in her abdomen and noticed that her periods were more frequent than usual. So she went to her gynecologist for a check-up. “I was a little nervous, because I had a friend who’d been diagnosed with ovarian cancer,” says Jenny, a writer and the mother of two. “I didn’t want my doctor to think I was neurotic, so I probably downplayed my symptoms.” Jenny’s doctor reassured her that ovarian cancer is relatively rare, and that her symptoms were most likely due to perimenopause, which occurs before menopause begins. Jenny, who was 48 at the time, was relieved, especially when a pelvic ultrasound — and later, a colonoscopy — detected…

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