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Medical History for Cancers of the Female Reproductive System


Medical History for Cancers of the Female Reproductive System

Your medical history will be considered in your treatment for cancer. Your doctor will ask you questions about:

  • Any vaginal infections you have had and how those infections were treated.
  • Any abnormal Pap tests you have had.
  • Your family history of breast, ovarian, or other cancers.
  • Other symptoms you may have, such as:
    • Abnormal discharge from your vagina.
    • Irregular menstrual cycles or bleeding after sex.
    • Fever.
    • Sores in your genital area or anywhere else on your body.
    • Urinary problems, including frequent urination, burning or stinging with urination, or urinating in small amounts.
    • Pain in your lower abdomen or pelvic area.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRoss Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedAugust 30, 2010

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