Cancer and women
Medical Clinics of North America
Women have special physiologic considerations that may increase their risk of being diagnosed with certain cancers; however, the most important aspect to remember is that women are diagnosed with and die from many of the same malignancies as men. Health care providers need to be vigilant in evaluating women because one of the best ways to increase the chance of survival is early detection.
Broome, C., & Borum, M. (1998). Cancer and women. Medical Clinics of North America, 82 (2). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-7125(05)70609-X