Protecting Yourself From Cancer

Check out this brief clip featuring Nadine Flaharty, CNM from Women’s Health Specialists of Advantia. She talks about safeguarding yourself from various types of cancer. “Knowledge is power,” Nadine says, and she is absolutely right!

Nadine highlights the crucial importance of genetic testing in defending against cancers such as breast, ovarian, colorectal, gastric, malignant melanoma, pancreatic, endometrial, and prostate. Talk to your doctor to learn more about your health and family history, and if insurance will pay for these tests. Gain valuable understanding on preventative steps and equip yourself with the information to put your health first.

Bonus Tips on Cervical Cancer Prevention & Screening

Is Cervical Cancer Genetic?

One of the primary concerns for many women is whether cervical cancer has a genetic component. While environmental factors play a significant role in cancer development, there exists a genetic predisposition for some individuals.

Our women’s health experts emphasize the importance of genetic testing. This testing helps identify inherited risk factors for cervical cancer. Understanding your genetic makeup can provide valuable insights, enabling proactive measures to reduce the likelihood of cancer development.

Cervical Cancer Ultrasound

Early detection is pivotal in effectively managing cervical cancer. Ultrasound screenings are a vital tool in the early diagnosis of cervical cancer. An ultrasound can help in visualizing the structure of the cervix, identifying potential abnormalities, and guiding further diagnostic procedures. Our facility has advanced ultrasound technology that ensures precise and detailed imaging for accurate diagnosis and timely intervention.

Mucus Discharge and Cervical Cancer

Many women have concerns about unusual mucus discharge and its potential link to cervical cancer. Although various factors can contribute to abnormal discharge, it’s crucial to address any persistent changes with a healthcare provider. Our expert team can provide the necessary assessments and screenings to determine the underlying cause and provide personalized guidance.

Cervical Cancer Hereditary Factors

Understanding the hereditary aspects of cervical cancer is essential for proactive health management. We’re here to address your concerns and provide comprehensive information about the hereditary predisposition to cervical cancer. Through genetic testing and thorough evaluations, we can offer personalized recommendations based on your unique genetic profile.

Can You Have Sex with Cervical Cancer?

Patients often have questions about their intimate life while dealing with cervical cancer. Communicating openly with your healthcare team about any concerns regarding sexual activity is important. Our compassionate providers prioritize your comfort and well-being, offering support and guidance tailored to your individual needs.

To prevent cancer, especially cervical cancer, it’s important to undergo genetic testing, annual examinations, and have open conversations with your healthcare professionals. Advantia Health providers help women focus on their health and wellness by giving them the information and tools they need.

To learn more or make an appointment with an Advantia Health provider, visit Our Providers. Or click the button below to find a nearby provider in network. We are dedicated to supporting you through every step of your health journey.


Concerns or questions? Do not hesitate to reach out to one of our women’s health providers.