Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone. There are many places to stop along the way and get nourishment - you just have to be willing to take it - Emily Hollenberg
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In 2003, Jenny Allen began feeling persistent pain and pressure in her abdomen and noticed that her periods were more frequent than usual. So she went to her gynecologist for a check-up. “I was a little nervous, because I had a friend who’d been diagnosed with ovarian cancer,” says Jenny, a writer and the mother of two. “I didn’t want my doctor to think I was neurotic, so I probably downplayed my symptoms.” Jenny’s doctor reassured her that ovarian cancer is relatively rare, and that her symptoms were most likely due to perimenopause, which occurs before menopause begins. Jenny, who was 48 at the time, was relieved, especially when a pelvic ultrasound — and later, a colonoscopy — detected…
The more tuned in you are to your body, the better your chances of catching gynecologic cancers early — and getting the treatment you need.
The Eve Appeal is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research into the five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.
52 per cent (recent statistics show an increase to 54%) of UK cancer deaths are from the less common cancers. Despite this, the less common cancers remain severely under represented and under-funded across all areas, including policy, services and research. Cancer52 is an alliance of more than 75 organisations working to address this inequality and improve outcomes for patients with these highly challenging diseases.
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer’s National Race to End Women’s Cancer is more than a race — it’s a movement! And this movement–to shine a bright light on GYN cancer–is growing every day. Join us! Support our efforts to provide crucial grant funding to researchers, and to share educational information and resources women need to prevent, detect, treat and defeat women’s cancer.
The Women’s Cancer Research Fund was created by Honorary Chairs Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with, Co-founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Marion Laurie, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow and Jamie Tisch. They joined forces with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a leading charity in Hollywood, to address the issue of cancer and the urgent need to develop new ways to treat it, to detect it early, and even prevent it.
Welcome! Here you will find information about the Foundation’s many awareness, educational and fundraising programs plus comprehensive information about gynecologic cancer risk, prevention, early detection and optimal treatment provided by expert gynecologic oncologists and other healthcare professionals.
The International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) is a not for profit independent organization contributing to the prevention, treatment and study of gynecologic cancer, as well as improvement in the quality of life among women suffering from gynecologic cancer throughout the world.
International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, the official journal of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society and the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology, is the primary educational and informational publication for topics relevant to detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gynecologic malignancies.
Offering hope through research for early detection of ovarian cancer, empowering communities through gynecologic cancer awareness, and enriching lives through support.
Each type of gynecological cancer has different symptoms, some of which may be difficult to recognize. While women should be familiar the symptoms associated with gynecological cancer, it is just as important for women to pay attention to their own bodies and take note when something is “off” or not normal.
We are dedicated to improving the cure rates of women with gynecologic and breast cancer through innovative clinical research.
In the United States in 2009,* 84,155 women were told that they had a gynecologic cancer, and 27,813 died from a gynecologic cancer.â€ CDC provides information and educational materials for women and health care providers to raise awareness about the five main gynecologic cancers (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar).
Our expertise covers all types and stages of gynecologic cancers, including ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, and trophoblastic disease. As one of the world's leading centers for cancer treatment and research, we're able to offer diagnostic tests and therapies based on the most up-to-date scientific findings, including the latest clinical trials.
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