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Medical History for Cancers of the Female Reproductive System

Your medical history will be considered in your treatment for cancer. Your doctor will ask you questions about:

  • Any vaginal infections you have had and how those infections were treated.
  • Any abnormal Pap tests you have had.
  • Your family history of breast, ovarian, or other cancers.
  • Other symptoms you may have, such as:
    • Abnormal discharge from your vagina.
    • Irregular menstrual cycles or bleeding after sex.
    • Fever.
    • Sores in your genital area or anywhere else on your body.
    • Urinary problems, including frequent urination, burning or stinging with urination, or urinating in small amounts.
    • Pain in your lower abdomen or pelvic area.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last Revised August 30, 2010

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: August 30, 2010
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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