All women have at least a small risk for developing gynecologic cancers; that risk may be exacerbated by your age, family history of gynecologic cancers, inherited gene mutations, weight, if you already have other cancers, or if you are post-menopause. Your age is an especially important factor to keep in mind. As time passes, you should be more and more vigilant. While some factors seem like they are out of your control, sharing this information with your doctor ensures you're appropriately screened for gynecologic cancers.
In order to assess your risk, your doctor will also want to know if you've used oral contraceptives or hormonal replacement therapy, as well as when you had your first child.
In general, practicing healthy habits such as exercising 3 or more days a week and eating a healthy diet including fruits, vegetables and whole grains can keep you in great shape. Eliminating tobacco use and limiting your alcohol intake to one serving per day can also is also a big lift.