Diseases and Health Conditions

Uterine Cervix Cancer

The cervix is part of the female reproductive system located at the junction of the vagina and the uterus (womb). It is often called the neck of the womb.

In the Philippines, Cervical Cancer is the 2nd leading cancer site among women. An estimated 7,277 new cases of, and 3,807 deaths due to, cervical cancer are expected to occur every year.

Thyroid Cancer

Incidence

Thyroid cancer ranks 7th overall, 4th in females and 17th in males. An estimated 2,584 new cases, 2,068 in females and 516 in males, will occur in 1998. The incidence is three times more in females than that in males. Thyroid cancer is the most common cancer of women at age 15-24.

Typhoid Fever

Cause:  Salmonella Typhi Bacteria

Mode of Transmission:

Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis and other Parasitoses

Soil-transmitted infections persist in areas where personal hygiene and environmental sanitation practices are poorly carried out and where cases remain untreated and become continuing sources of infection. A high prevalence of helminthiasis is also generally associated with areas that are basically agricultural and low in the economic and human development scale.

Ovarian Cancer

Incidence

Cancer of the ovary is 12th overall, and ranks 5th among females. An estimated 2,032 cases will occur in 1998. Incidence increase starting at age 40.

Risk factors

Liver Cancer

Incidence and mortality

Influenza

  • Cause by Influenza virus (A, B or C)

Incubation Period 1-3 days

Mode of Transmission

Leptospirosis

Cause:  Leptospira bacteria

Incubation Period:  7-10 days

Mode of Transmission:

Leprosy

Cause

Mycobacterium leprae or leprosy bacili

Mode of Transmission

Hepatitis A

It is caused by the Hepatitis A virus (HAV).

Mode of Transmission

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