There are several types of gynecologic cancer, each of which has a unique set of symptoms, risk factors, and causes. There is no set formula that determines who will develop gynecologic cancer and who will not. The risk factors for gynecologic cancer vary depending on the specific type of cancer.
Risk Factors for Gynecologic Cancer
All women are at risk of developing gynecologic cancer. This risk increases over time. The most common risk factors for gynecologic cancer include:
Exposure to human papillomavirus (HPV)
Having HIV or another autoimmune disorder
In addition to these common risk factors, we have outlined below risk factors by specific type of cancer.
History of certain precancerous conditions involving the vulva
Having lichen sclerosus, a skin condition involving the vulva
Always consult with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your risk factors for gynecologic cancer.
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