University of Nigeria nsukka enugu campus
Discuss the common cancers of the reproductive system
A seminar presented in partial fulfillment of the course natural science (gs 105)
Ndu gabriella okesinachi
Lecturer.dr v.a ezeokoye
2. Cervical cancer.
-Signs and Symptoms
-Treatment and Management.
3. Prostate Cancer
-Signs and symptoms
-Treatment and Management
COMMON CANCERS OF THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
We define tumor as new abnormal growth of tissue. Normally after puberty our body stops growing, but tissue cells continue dividing in order to replace those cells that die of injury or old age. Sometimes an abnormal cell with capacity to divide out of control may arise. This cluster of abnormal cells then forms a tumor. A tumor is simply a swelling and does not necessarily imply cancer. If a tumor does not grow or only grows in its local area, it is called benign tumor. However, if it has the capability to spread to other areas of the body, then it is called malignant tumor and can be called cancer. Malignant tumors show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign tumor. Tumors can develop in each part of human body, from every type of tissue.
When speaking of reproductive system - each part can develop or be affected by a tumor. Most common cancer sites in males are prostate and testis, and in females breast, corpus and cervix uteri and ovaries. Looking at the statistics comparing most common cancer sites in the body to reproductive system cancer sites, it is evident that prostate cancer is second cancer site overall (11%) in males and in females first place overall is breasts (23%), uterine body (6%), followed by uterine cervix (4%) Cervical cancer is directly connected with exposure to HPV, primarily during unprotected... [continues]
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