Virtual Conference

Track: Women Health Issues and Policies  

Women Health Issues and Policies  


Women's health issues related to cancer encompass various aspects, including cancer types specific to women, screening and prevention strategies, treatment challenges, and survivorship concerns. Early detection through regular mammograms and self-examinations is crucial for improving outcomes. Women also face the risk of ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers, emphasizing the importance of regular screenings such as Pap smears and HPV vaccinations. Certain genetic factors, such as mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, can increase a woman's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers. Genetic testing and counseling help identify individuals at higher risk, enabling tailored screening and preventive measures. Treatment challenges in women's cancer care arise due to physiological and anatomical differences. For instance, breast cancer treatment may involve surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, or targeted therapy. Fertility preservation options before cancer treatment are critical for women of childbearing age. Additionally, gynecological cancers may require surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination, with considerations for preserving sexual function and quality of life. Survivorship concerns encompass long-term physical and emotional effects of cancer. Women may experience menopausal symptoms, fertility issues, sexual dysfunction, and psychological distress. Comprehensive survivorship programs offer support, addressing these challenges and promoting overall well-being. Additionally, addressing health disparities is crucial for equitable cancer care among women. Factors such as socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and access to healthcare can influence cancer outcomes. Promoting awareness, education, and access to screening and treatment for all women is essential for reducing disparities.

·        Gynecology
·        Obstetrician & Midwifery
·        Cervical Cancer
·        Endometric Cancer