How to Take Charge of Your Health Following a Gynecologic Cancer Diagnosis
Stephanie V. Blank, MD Any cancer diagnosis will throw life as you know it into disarray. Learning you have gynecologic cancer may be even more unsettling, as these cancers cause symptoms you may not want to discuss, and diagnosis may require exams and procedures you may not want to have. Many women are uncomfortable discussing potential symptoms and risk factors even with their physicians. But it’s…
How Much Do You Know about Gynecologic Cancers? Take Our Quiz
In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, test your knowledge of women’s cancers.
Listen, Learn & Act to Reduce Your Gynecologic Cancer Risk
Category Every seven minutes, a woman in the United States will learn she has gynecologic cancer, which includes cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine/endometrial cancer, vaginal cancer and vulvar cancer While uterine cancer is the most common of all gynecologic cancers in the U.S., ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among the gynecologic cancers, and the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women. “The…
How Is Surgery Used to Treat Gynecologic Cancers?
Many associate cancer treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, but for many women with gynecologic cancers, surgery is often the first line of defense. Colleen Feltmate, MD, director of minimally invasive surgery in gynecologic oncology at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), shares insight into surgical options to treat these …
Nearly 10 percent of women live too far from access to gynecologic cancer care
More than one-third of counties in the Unites States are located more than 50 miles from the nearest gynecologic oncologist, making access to specialty care for ovarian and other gynecologic cancers difficult for nearly 15 million women. While most of these "low access" counties are located in the Mountain-West and Midwest regions, the findings of a recent study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine…
A Woman's Guide To Understanding Gynecologic Cancers (Paid Post by CDC From NYTimes.com)
The more tuned in you are to your body, the better your chances of catching gynecologic cancers early — and getting the treatment you need.
Danbury doctors discover early detection and screening tool for gynecological cancers
DANBURY - Of the 20,000 women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, 15,000 will die of the disease For endometrial cancer, the numbers are somewhat less drastic- 10,000 to 12,000 of the 60,000 women diagnosed die each year - though it is one of the few cancers where those diagnoses are on the rise. But this could all change with the potential of a new early detection tool, discovered by researchers in Danbury. The tool would not only be the first…
Seeking new ways to detect gynecological cancers, UA teams building better endoscopes
Gynecologic Cancers: Know How to Identify Them
How are Gynecologic Cancers Treated?
Shazia Bashir, MD, a Gynecological Oncologist with the North Florida Advanced Robotics Institute at Orange Park Medical Center discusses her specialty, which...
Gynecologic Cancer Clinical Trials: What This Means for You
The Foundation for Women's Cancer and Society of Gynecologic have released a video teaching tool for patients who might be interested in participating in gyn...
STDs & Cervical Cancer: What Women Need to Know
To educate women this Gynecological Cancers Awareness Month, ARCpoint Labs is sharing more about the link between STDs and cervical cancer.
What Are the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer? [Infographic]
In its early stages, ovarian cancer can be hard to detect; symptoms can go unnoticed or may be attributed to other, more common health problems. However, symptoms do exist and can include shortness of breath, bloating, feeling full quickly, and menstrual changes. Typically, symptoms worsen over time. Learn more in …
Five Things Minority Women Should Know About Women's Cancers
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, with nearly 232,000 diagnosed each year, and another 100,000 women are diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer in the U.S. each year. But do these diseases affect all women equally? In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re taking a closer …
What are the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer
Whether you’re worried about ovarian cancer, have been diagnosed or are a healthcare professional looking for more information, here you can find everything you need to know about ovarian cancer.
Why are many women at risk of ovarian cancer not aware of it?
The color teal in September represents Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This may be the most difficult women's cancer to detect and treat, yet many women are unaware of the risks.
10 cancer symptoms women shouldn't ignore
The signs of gynecologic cancers can be vague and similar to those of other conditions.That's why it’s important to know what to look for.
Why Flaxseed May Be A Potent Ovarian Cancer KILLER
Ovarian cancer is the most deadly gynecological cancer known...
Ovarian cancer: Why specialized care is important
Common sense says that patients with ovarian cancer treated by doctors who are specially trained to care for them, at hospitals that do large numbers of ovarian cancer surgeries, have better outcomes. Ovarian cancer is a complex,
What are the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?
Dr. Beth Karlan discusses the signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, symptoms that are often vague and ignored. • The most common symptoms include: • Bloating...