Top 5 Diseases to Look out for If You’re A Woman Above 40

Among many things a woman could be a daughter, sister, friend, lover, wife or a mother; she is sure the care taker of the whole mankind. This caretaker of human race will have to start taking care of themselves at least when they turn 40. Woman in their 40s are most vulnerable to these 5 diseases and they will have to be extra cautious, at the same time need special care from their families to support them on it.

1.      Breast cancer

It is the most common cancer that affects woman above the age of 40. It accounts to about 70% of the total cancer cases in woman.

2.     Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is a cancer arising from the cervix. It is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body.

3.     Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is a cancer that begins in an ovary. Ovarian cancer is commonly associated with increased age and family history of ovarian cancer.

4.    Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in or just outside a woman’s uterus. Uterine fibroids develop from normal uterus muscle cells that start growing abnormally.

5.     Melanoma

While it’s common to develop new moles before midlife, finding a new one or seeing changes in an existing mole after age 40 could be a sign of melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. Please have an eye on your moles.

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