Every five minutes a woman is diagnosed with one of the five gynecologic (gyn) cancers – cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, or vulvar – totaling more than 109,000 American women each year. Within these same five minutes, here are five things you can do in 2022 to take charge of your gyn health:

  1. Schedule routine appointments with your healthcare provider/s including an annual check-up and pap smear.
  2. Be in tune with your body and if you notice anything that seems a little off, don’t keep it to yourself. Reach out to a doctor.
  3. Learn more about the risk factors associated with gyn cancers such as HPV infection, smoking, weight outside of the normal range and genetics.
  4. Prioritize moving your body. Set an alarm every day to remind yourself to get up and move. One-third of all cancer deaths in the U.S. each year are linked to diet and physical activity.
  5. To reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancers, it’s important to maintain a healthy weight, be physically active and eat a healthy diet.

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