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1Human Reproductive Health NURS 330 June 4, 2012Human Reproductive HealthNURS 330
2Abortion Spontaneous abortion Induced abortion aka miscarriage Loss of baby before 20 weeks of pregnancyInduced abortionSurgicalDrug-based
3Surgical Method Vacuum Aspiration Dilation and Extraction (D & X) First trimester methodDilation and Extraction (D & X)Late surgical method
4Drug-Based Methods Mifepristone (RU 486) –Injection, 0rally An anti-progesteroneprevents progesterone from making uterine lining hospitable for implantationIf fetus is already implanted, causes the uterus to shed its lining and, along with it, the fertilized fetusApproved by FDA in September 2000 for abortionAs an alternative to surgical procedureEffectiveness is increased if used with another drug, Misoprostol (95-98%)Most effective within 7 weeks of fertilization
5Drug-Based Methods (cont) Methotrexate –Injection; orally (rarely)Prevents cell division and multiplicationCan be used to induce an abortionEffectiveness is increased if used with another drug, Misoprostol (95%)Approved by FDA for treatment of cancer, arthritis and psoriasisMost effective within 7 weeks of fertilizationMisoprostol – orally or vaginallyLegal Drug used in conjunction with above drugsThe second drug used to complete the abortion procedureTaken a day or two after administration of the first drugCauses the uterus to contract and expel its contentsApproved in the US for coating the stomach of people who take stomach-irritating anti-inflammatory drugs.
6AbortifacientA method or substance that causes a fertilized egg that has implanted in the uterine wall or fetus to be expelled.Which of the drug-based methods is an abortifacient?
7Incidence of Abortions Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion.Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.In 2005, 1.21 million abortions were performed, down from 1.31 million in From 1973 through 2005, more than 45 million legal abortions occurred.Each year, about two percent of women aged have an abortion; 47% of them have had at least one previous abortion.Source: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
8When women have abortions Source: Guttmacher Institute
9Cost Surgical Drug-based In 2005, the cost of a non-hospital abortion with local anesthesia at 10 weeks’ gestation ranged from $90 to $1,800; the average amount paid was $413(Source: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health)Drug-basedmost providers do charge more for this method
10Abortion and the Law Roe v. Wade 1973 Supreme Court decision stating 1st trimester abortions cannot be regulated by states and the decision to abort is between woman and physician2nd trimester abortions permitted when mental or physical health of mother at risk3rd trimester abortions allowed when life of mother at risk
11Source: Alan Guttmacher Institute California LawCalifornia does not have any of the major types of abortion restrictions – such as waiting period, mandated parental involvement or limitations on publicly funded abortions – often found in other states.Source: Alan Guttmacher Institute
12The Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Controversy Anti-abortion (Pro-life) positionPro-choice position
14The following presentation on Cancer is from the American Cancer Society. It has been authorizedfor use by Chrissy Kim,Manager, Healthcare/Corporate Initiatives
15What is Cancer?Cancer occurs when cells in a part of the body begin to grow out of control. Normal cells divide and grow in an orderly fashion, but cancer cells do not. They continue to grow and crowd out normal cells.Although there are many kinds of cancer, they all have in common this out-of-control growth of cells.
16Cancer (cont)Sometimes cancer cells break away from a tumor and spread to other parts of the body through the blood or lymph system. They can settle in new places and form new tumors. When this happens, it is called metastasis. Cancer that has spread in this way is called metastatic cancer.Even when cancer has spread to a new place in the body, it is still named after the part of the body where it started. For example, if prostate cancer spreads to the bones, it is still called prostate cancer. If breast cancer spreads to the lungs, it is still breast cancer. When cancer comes back in a person who appeared to be free of the disease after treatment, it is called a recurrence.
17Survival Rates 5-year localized survival rate Localized cancer is cancer that, at the time of diagnosis, had not spread to additional sites within the body. Typically, the earlier a cancer is detected and diagnosed, the more successful the treatment, thus enhancing the survival rate.
18Survival Rates 5-year overall survival rate The 5-year survival rates represent persons who are living 5 years after diagnosis, whether disease-free, in remission, or under treatment. They do not imply that 5-year survivors have been permanently cured of cancer.
19The Breast Main function is to produce milk for breastfeeding 2 main types of tissues:glandular tissuesLobules – milk productionDucts – milk passages to the nipplessupporting (stromal) tissuesFatty & Fibrous connective tissueGive breast their size, shape and support
20Breast ChangesChanges in the breasts may be caused either by benign conditions or cancerBenign Breast ConditionsNever life threatening; very commonSome may increase the risk of developingbreast cancerfibrocystic changesbenign breast tumorsbreast inflammationBreast Cancer - Life threatening
21Breast ChangesIt is often not possible to tell the difference between benign and cancerous conditions based on symptoms aloneMore tests will be neededSome benign breast conditions may not cause any symptoms and may be found during a mammogram or a breast biopsy.
22What Is Breast Cancer?Breast cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor that develops from cells in the breast.Most breast lumps are benign (not cancerous).Early detection is very important because the cancer can spread if not treated at its earliest stages.
23The American Cancer Society’s Estimates The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2011:About 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.About 57,650 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).About 39,520 women will die from breast cancer
24Who Is At Risk?Two factors greatly influence the risk of developing breast cancer:1. Being a womanThe disease is over 100 times more common in women than in men.2. AgeApproximately 77% of women with breast cancer are age 50 or older at the time of diagnosis.
25Why Are Older Women More At Risk? Exposure to reproductive hormones, like estrogen, over a lifetime may increase the risk. This is influenced by:AgeAge of first menstrual periodNumber of pregnanciesAge at menopauseHistory of taking medication that contains estrogen
26Other Risk Factors Family history of breast cancer Having a first-degree relative (mother, sister, or daughter) with breast cancer approximately doubles a woman’s risk.Most women with breast cancer do not have a first-degree relative with the disease.History of noncancerous breast diseaseNever having children or having first live birth after age 30
27Other Risk Factors Starting monthly periods before age 12 Starting menopause after age 55More than 5 years of postmenopausal estrogen replacement therapyUse of alcohol, especially two or more drinks dailyObesity, especially excessive weight gainPhysical inactivity
28Reducing Your Risk Limit alcohol use. Engage in regular physical activity.Maintain a healthy weight.Eat a healthy, balanced diet that includes at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
29Symptoms The most common sign of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. Other signs include:Generalized swelling of part of a breast (even if no distinct lump is felt)Skin irritation or dimpling
30Symptoms – other signs (cont) Nipple pain or retraction (turning inward)Redness or scaliness of the nipple or breast skinDischarge other than breast milk
31Detection MethodsNearly all breast cancers can be successfully treated if detected early.A mammogram is the best method for detecting breast cancer because often it can identify cancer before physical symptoms develop.All women should have regular breast examinations by a health provider.
32The American Cancer Society’s Screening Recommendations Clinical Breast Exam should be part of a periodic health exam, about every three years for women in their 20s and 30s, and every year for women 40 and older.Women should know how their breasts normally feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care provider. Breast Self Examination is an option for women starting in their 20s.
33The American Cancer Society’s Screening Recommendations Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.Women at increased risk (e.g., family history, genetic tendency, past breast cancer) should talk with their doctors about the benefits and limitations of starting mammography screening earlier, having additional tests (i.e., breast ultrasound and MRI), or having more frequent exams.
34Breast Self ExamBeginning in their 20s, women should be told about the benefits and limitations of BSE. Women should be aware of how their breasts normally feel and report any new breast changes to a health professional as soon as they are found. Finding a breast change does not mean that a cancer is present.
35TreatmentTreatment is most successful when breast cancer is detected early.Often two or more treatment methods are used.Patients should thoroughly discuss treatment options with their doctors.
36Treatment Options Breast conservation surgery* Mastectomy* * In both cases, the lymph nodes under the arm may also be removed.
37Treatment Options Chemotherapy Hormone therapy Uses anticancer drugs that attack cancer cells and normal cells.These drugs usually are given by injection or by mouth.Hormone therapyUses hormones (chemicals made in the body that affect cell activity) or drugs that interfere with hormone production.
38Treatment Options Monoclonal antibody therapy Radiation therapy Uses substances that locate and bind to cancer cells.Can be used alone or to deliver drugs, toxins, or radioactive material directly to tumor cells.Radiation therapyUses high-energy rays to shrink or kill cancer cells.
40Hope For The FutureScientists are continually learning more about breast cancer, including how lifestyle, environment, and other factors affect risk.Examining the role of physical activity, weight gain or loss, diet, hormone replacement therapy, and environment on breast cancer risks.Determining the best use of genetic testing to find gene mutations (BRCA1 and BRCA2) that may increase breast cancer risks.
41Hope For The FutureScientists are also finding better ways to detect and treat breast cancer, such as:Developing new screening methods and improving existing ones.Testing chemotherapy drugs and drug combinations to find those that attack breast cancer cells but cause less damage to normal cells.Testing hormone therapies, such as raloxifene and tamoxifen, that have been shown to greatly reduce the risks among women at high risk for this disease.
42The Bottom LineNearly all breast cancers can be treated successfully if found early.The key is early detection!Breast cancer risk may be reduced by being physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing alcohol use.
43Conditions of the Scrotum Epididymitisan inflammation or infection of the epididymisCaused by bacterial infectionsSometimes caused by gonorrhea and chlamydiaIncidence is less than 1 in 1,000 males per yearEpididymitis is primarily a disease of adults, most commonly affecting males aged years.
45What Is Testicular Cancer? Testicular cancer can develop in one or both testicles in men and boys.Contained in a sac of skin called the scrotum, the testicles are the part of the male reproductive system that produces sperm and male hormones (like testosterone).Very rare cancer but is the most common cancer found in men ages
46The American Cancer Society’s Estimates In the United States during 2011:8,920 new cases of testicular cancerDeaths per year: 350 menTesticular cancer is not common; about 1 in 270 men will develop testicular cancer in their lifetime.
47Risk Factors The main risk factors for testicular cancer include: RaceFamily historyBeing born with an undescended testicleCryptorchidismBecause these risks cannot be avoided, it is not currently known how to prevent most cases of testicular cancer.
48Risk Factors (cont)Although testicular cancers usually occur in patients between the ages of 15 and 40, they can affect males of any age, including infants and elderly men.The risk among White men is about five times higher than among African American men.Men who have had cancer in one testicle are at increased risk for developing cancer in the other testicle.
49What Are Other Risk Factors? If a man’s close family members have had testicular cancer, he is at greater risk.Men who had an undescended testicle as a baby are at increased risk (3 out of every 100 male infants).Men who have had cancer in one testicle are at increased risk for developing cancer in the other testicle.
50Other Risk FactorsSome jobs may put men at increased risk for testicular cancer. Examples include being one of the following:MinerOil or gas workerJanitorLeather workerRecent studies found no evidence that having a vasectomy increases a man’s risk of developing the disease.
51Reducing Your RiskThe main risk factors for testicular cancer include:RaceFamily historyBeing born with an undescended testicleBecause these risks cannot be avoided, it is not currently known how to prevent most cases of testicular cancer.
52Risk Factors (cont)Since none of these risks can be prevented, the best protection is awareness of risks and symptoms, early detection, and prompt treatment.Men at risk may want to perform a monthly self-examTesticular Self Exam (TSE)
53Testicular Self Exam (TSE) The best time to perform the self-exam is during or after abath or shower, when the skin of the scrotum is relaxed. Toperform a testicular self exam:Hold the penis out of the way and examine each testicle separately.Hold the testicle between the thumbs and fingers with both hands and roll it gently between the fingers.Look and feel for any hard lumps or nodules (smooth rounded masses) or any change in the size, shape, or consistency of the testes.American Cancer Society. 2006
55Symptoms Lump or swelling in either testicle Enlargement of a testicle 90% of casesOften painless or slightly uncomfortableEnlargement of a testicleFeeling of heaviness in the scrotumDull ache in the lower abdomen or groinSudden collection of fluid in the scrotumEnlargement or tenderness of the breasts
56Detection MethodsIn 90% of cases, men have a lump or swelling in a testicle.Any swelling or aching in the testicles should be examined by a doctor without delay.Men at risk may want to perform a monthly self-exam.
57DiagnosisMedical History and Physical ExamUltrasoundBlood Tests
58TreatmentTesticular cancer is highly treatable, usually curable, and relatively rare.Treatment is most successful when cancer is detected early.Often two or more treatment methods are used.Patients should thoroughly discuss treatment options with their doctors.
59Treatment Options There are three main treatment options: Surgery An operation to remove cancer cells.Radiation therapyUses high-energy rays to shrink or kill cancer cells.ChemotherapyUses anticancer drugs that attack cancer cells and normal cells. The drugs are usually given by injection or by mouth.
60Survival Rates 5-year localized survival rate is 99% Even if the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, the rate is 96%5-year overall survival rate is 95%5-year survival rates drop to 71% when cancer has spread to distant organs, which underlines the need for early action.
62What Is Prostate Cancer? In American men, prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death.The prostate gland is walnut-sized and is located in front of the rectum, behind the penis, and under the bladder.Most prostate cancers grow very slowly, but when they spread, they can do so quickly.
63The American Cancer Society’s Estimates In the United States during 2011:240,890 new cases of prostate cancerDeaths per year: 33,720
65Three Greatest Risk Factors Being a manOnly men develop prostate cancer, typically those ages 50 and older.AgeMore than 70% of prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over 65.Race: African American men have the highest prostate cancer incidence rates in the world. The rates of prostate cancer death for African American men are more than twice the rates for White men.
66Other Risk FactorsAbout 5 to 10% of prostate cancers may be inherited.Eating a high-fat dietespecially a diet high in saturated fat, found primarily in animal sources, such as red meat and dairy products—may play a part in causing prostate cancer.
67SymptomsMost early cases of prostate cancer cause no symptoms, but some early signs may be:Frequent urination, especially at night.Difficulty starting urination or inability to urinate.Weak or painful urination.
68Diagnosis Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) blood testDigital Rectal Exam (DRE)rectal examAll men 50 years of age and older should ask their physicians about having the PSA test and a DRE every year.At a younger age if at high risk
69TreatmentTreatment is most successful when prostate cancer is detected early.Often two or more treatment methods are used.Patients should thoroughly discuss treatment options with their doctors.
70TreatmentIf prostate cancer is detected early, is slow growing, and is not causing symptoms, “watchful waiting” may be chosen initially, especially for older men.Active treatment is started if the cancer begins to grow more quickly or symptoms appear.
71Treatment (active) Options SurgeryRemoval of the prostate, called prostatectomy, isthe most commonly chosen surgical treatment.Radiation therapyUses high-energy rays to shrink or kill cancer cells.
72Treatment Options (cont) ChemotherapyUses anticancer drugs that attack cancer cells and normal cells. The drugs are usually given by injection or by mouth.Hormone therapyTreatment with hormones or drugs that interfere with hormone production or action, or the surgical removal of hormone producing glands.
73Source: American Cancer Society 2011 Survival RatesStage5-year relative survivalLocal100%RegionalDistant31%Source: American Cancer Society
74PreventionAll men 50 and older should talk to their doctors about having annual DRE and PSA tests to help find prostate cancer early.Men who are at high risk for prostate cancer (African Americans or men with a first-degree relative diagnosed with prostate cancer at a young age) should begin testing at age 45.Prostate cancer is less likely to be curable once it has spread; however, with annual screening, prostate cancer can be detected before this occurs.