Cancer and Women’s and Men’s Health

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Cancer and Women’s and Men’s Health Nursing Name Institution Cancer and Women’s and Men’s Health Cancer is causing more deaths across the world and affects millions of people. It is important to pass all the necessary information on the disease in an effort to reduce the number of people contracting the disease, the costs, and length of treatment and deaths associated with it (Kim, Puymon, Qin, Guru & Mohler, 2013). Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of cervix on the lower part of the uterus and connected to the vagina. It is caused by various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and it is sexually transmitted. The illness affects a sixth of all American women, and according to Moyer (2012) deaths due to cervical cancer can be prevented if only women will get regular cervical screening. There are four major ways to prevent cervical cancer in women; first, women who are 9-26 years can be vaccinated against HPV before they become sexually active; secondly, the women should do a regular and routine pap tests for early detection of the pre-cancerous cells in the cervix. Physicians recommend a Pap smear test done every three years for women who are 21 years and above, and after five years for women who have done both a Pap and HPV test. Thirdly, practicing safe sex including the use of a condom and having few sexual partners and lastly, women are advised not to smoke. Prostate cancer affects men who are much older and occurs in the prostate glands where seminal fluids are produced and helps in transporting the sperms. This disease grows slowly, at its initial stages the disease is confined to the prostate gland and it is

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