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Reproductive System Disorders - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The lessons in this chapter discuss the anatomy and functions of the male and female reproductive systems. In these videos, our instructor helps you gain a solid understanding of the diseases and conditions that can affect these organs. Lessons also cover the common causes of infertility in men and women. This chapter is designed to teach you:
- Male and female reproductive structures
- Ovarian disorders and uterine diseases
- Types of reproductive cancers
- Male reproductive disorders
|Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs and Anatomy||Become familiar with the function of structures, including the epididymis, ductus deferens and uretrha.|
|Male Reproductive System: Accessory Gland Functions||Learn the reproductive roles of the seminal vesicles, prostate gland and bulbourethral glands.|
|Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy||Understand the significance of such structures as the uterine tubes, ovaries and cervix.|
|The Uterus and Uterine Wall: Structure and Parts||Survey the physiology of the three uterine layers: the perimetrium, myometrium and endometrium.|
|An Introduction to Uterine Diseases||Identify symptoms of common uterine diseases and learn about their causes and treatments.|
|Uterine Diseases: Endometriosis||Examine signs of endometriosis as well as this condition's fertility implications.|
|Uterine Diseases: Leiomyomas||Explore treatment options for leiomyomas and learn about the differences between benign and malignant fibroids. Discover their relation to uterine cancer and fertility.|
|Endometrial Cancer and Risk Factors||Learn about predisposition and endometrial cancers. Find out whether or not endometriosis increases risk factors for uterine cancer.|
|Endometrial Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment||Peruse treatment options and diagnostic procedures for this type of uterine cancer.|
|Ovarian Disorders: Ovarian Cysts||Outline the causes and effects of polycystic ovary syndrome. Learn how ovarian cysts affect fertility.|
|Ovarian Disorders: Types of Ovarian Cancer||Identify treatments for both benign and malignant ovarian tumors.|
|Diagnosis & Treatment of Ovarian Cancer||Survey the procedures for detecting ovarian cancer and the treatment options for various types.|
|Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer||Study factors increasing an individual's chance of getting this type of cancer.|
|Breast Cancer: Development, Risk Factors, & Prevention||Learn how breast cancer spreads. Investigate risk factors and prevention methods for this disease.|
|Breast Cancer: Types, Signs, & Symptoms||Explore how the shape, size and location of growths can be used to determine if cancer is present.|
|Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment, & Prognosis||Discuss diagnostic and treatment procedures for breast cancer. Learn about factors affecting a individual's prognosis.|
|Fibrocystic Breast Disease: Causes and Sequelae||Examine when this condition occurs and why. Learn how it can be treated.|
|Menstrual Disorders: Amenorrhoea||Get a basic overview of this condition's causes. Identify symptoms and treatment options.|
|Menstrual Disorders: Dysmenorrhea||Discover the causes, symptoms and treatment of this condition.|
|Infertility: Causes and Potential Options||Investigate common causes of infertility in women and men. Examine potential treatment options.|
|Treatment for Infertility||Discuss the use of such assisted reproductive technologies (ART) as in vitro fertilization, zygote transfer and embryo transfer.|
|Male Reproductive Disorders: Cryptorchidism||Find out what causes cryptorchidism. Explore this condition's health consequences and treatment options.|
|Male Reproductive Disorders: Hypogonadism||Survey causes, symptoms and treatment of hypogonadism.|
|Male Reproductive Disorders: BPH||Examine benign prostatic hyperplasia and discuss how it differs from prostate cancer.|
|Male Reproductive Disorder: Prostate Cancer||Identify signs and symptoms of this condition as well as treatment options and the age groups predisposed to prostate cancer. Get an introduction to the prostate cancer scale.|
1. Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy
Ever wonder what the inside of a male looks like? Find out in this lesson that explores the inner workings of the male reproductive system and the pathway that sperm takes.
2. Male Reproductive System: Accessory Gland Functions
Males require a number of different glands to aid in the production of semen. Find out more about those glands in this lesson covering the male accessory glands.
3. Female Reproductive System: Internal Anatomy
Ever wonder where a female produces her eggs or how they get from the ovary to the uterus? Find out in this lesson about the internal reproductive anatomy of females.
4. The Uterus and Uterine Wall: Structure and Parts
Learn all about the structure responsible for the development of babies in this lesson on uterine anatomy. Discover the three layers of the uterus and each layer's purpose.
5. An Introduction to Uterine Diseases
Ever wonder what role hormones play in diseases of the uterus? Or maybe you've wondered what diseases the uterus can get? Find out these things and more in this introduction to uterine diseases.
6. Uterine Diseases: Endometriosis
Did you know that one of the causes for infertility in women is a condition called endometriosis or that endometriosis is when uterine tissue is found in places other than the uterus? Learn about some of the symptoms, causes and treatments of endometriosis in this lesson.
7. Uterine Diseases: Leiomyomas
Did you know that you could have lumps growing inside your uterus and not even know it? Or, that they could interfere with pregnancy? Learn about what a uterine leiomyoma (also called a fibroid) is in this lesson.
8. Endometrial Cancer and Risk Factors
While it doesn't get the press that breast cancer does, or have a vaccine like cervical cancer, endometrial, or uterine, cancer is actually one of the more common cancers of the female reproductive tract. So how do you know if you or someone you know is at risk? Learn about the risk factors for endometrial cancer in this lesson.
9. Endometrial Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
Ever wonder how a doctor diagnoses cancer? Learn about some of the symptoms, tests and treatments a doctor considers when looking for cancer of the uterus, or endometrial cancer, in this lesson.
10. Ovarian Disorders: Ovarian Cysts
Did you know that you, well, if you are female, could have something called a cyst in your ovary and not even know it? Learn about ovarian cysts and polycystic ovarian syndrome in this lesson on ovarian disorders.
11. Ovarian Disorders: Types of Ovarian Cancer
You're probably familiar with breast cancer, but did you know that areas of the female reproductive tract can get cancer as well? Learn about the most common types of ovarian cancer in this lesson.
12. Diagnosis & Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
Unlike many cancers, ovarian cancer is usually not diagnosed until it is in the later stages. Find out why, along with how ovarian cancer can be treated, in this lesson on the diagnoses and treatment of ovarian cancer.
13. Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer
Do you know how to tell if you or someone you know is at risk for ovarian cancer? Watch this lesson to learn about some of the more common risk factors for developing ovarian caner.
14. Breast Cancer: Development, Risk Factors & Prevention
Do you know why breast cancer occurs? What factors affect its possible development? This lesson will tell you as we look into what breast cancer is, its many risk factors, and preventative strategies.
15. Breast Cancer: Types, Signs & Symptoms
Do you know that there is more than one kind of breast cancer? Which one is most common? Do you know where breast cancer commonly spreads to? You'll learn about all this, as well as tips on how you can tell a bad lump in the breast versus one that's less likely to be cancerous, in this lesson.
16. Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis
Some types of lumps and their locations in breast cancer have better prognoses than others. There are multiple ways to try and catch breast cancer early, diagnose it, and treat it properly. You'll learn about all of this in this lesson.
17. Fibrocystic Breast Disease: Causes and Sequelae
Fibrocystic breast disease isn't a disease at all. Or is it? Is it the same thing as breast cancer, or does it lead to breast cancer? You'll learn the answers to those questions and more in this lesson.
18. Menstrual Disorders: Amenorrhea
Ever wonder why a woman's normal monthly cycle stops? You know what cycle I'm talking about, the one that comes with PMS! There are many reasons a woman can fail to begin or can lose her monthly cycle. Learn about the more common reasons in this lesson.
19. Menstrual Disorders: Dysmenorrhea
For some women, their monthly menstrual cycle is accompanied by painful cramps. This condition is referred to as dysmenorrhea. Learn what causes dysmenorrhea, what makes the symptoms worse and what treatment options are available in this lesson.
20. Infertility: Causes and Potential Options
Trouble having a baby may be a result of a woman or man's reproductive problems. This lesson discusses some common and important ones as well as the general treatment strategies employed to combat them.
21. Treatment for Infertility
There are quite a few different kinds of treatment options for both men and women. They include drugs, surgery, hormone therapy, and more advanced techniques this lesson will describe.
22. Male Reproductive Disorders: Cryptorchidism
An undescended testicle can worry any parent of a baby boy. It may or may not resolve on its own, and if it doesn't, it can lead to serious problems without proper care. You'll find out what those problems are as you go through this lesson.
23. Male Reproductive Disorders: Hypogonadism
A high-pitched voice, breasts, little body hair, and smaller muscle mass are all things typically associated with women. Yet men can also have these characteristics because of a medical condition known as hypogonadism, which you'll learn about in this lesson.
24. Male Reproductive Disorders: BPH
Can you get kidney disease from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Urinary tract infections? Bladder stones? It can't be!?! BPH is something many men experience. This lesson tells you what it is, what to expect, and why it occurs and causes all those symptoms.
25. Male Reproductive Disorder: Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American men. Thus, it's a serious matter! Find out what the risk factors are, how and when to screen for it, and how it's diagnosed, graded, and treated in this lesson.
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- Blood Cancers
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