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.

Last Updated: September 5, 2008

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