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Female Reproductive Cancer

The female reproductive system has several functions. It produces the hormones and egg cells necessary for reproduction, transports them to where they can be fertilized, and nurtures them after conception. If an egg cell isn’t fertilized, the reproductive system eliminates it through menstruation.

Female reproductive cancers are the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells in the reproductive organs; the cervix, uterus, ovaries, vulva and vagina. Cancer of the uterine lining, also known as endometrial carcinoma, is the most common female reproductive cancer.

All women are at risk for reproductive cancers, and that risk increases with age.

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More Information about Female Reproductive Cancer
For more detailed information about female reproductive cancers, risk factors, signs and symptoms, common treatment options and more, please explore the resources below:

The National Cancer Institute (NIH) for a detailed booklets about female reproductive cancers
The American Cancer Society’s guide to female reproductive cancers

Last Updated: 9/23/14