Cancer Treatment Centers of America

September 2013 - Gynecologic cancer

  Issue #83, September 2013      
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The importance of finding a specialist for gynecologic cancer

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be nearly 92,000 new cases of gynecologic cancer diagnosed in the United States in 2013. At the same time, there are about 1000 board-certified gynecologic oncologists in the US (Society for Gynecologic Oncology).

If you have gynecologic cancer, it’s important to have a gynecologic oncologist as part of your cancer team.

Things women should know about gynecologic cancer

If you have gynecologic cancer, or if you’re worried about getting it, this information may help you get started. Here, you’ll find quick checklists of common symptoms, ways to prevent or detect gynecologic cancer early, and ways to take charge of your care if you are diagnosed with the disease.

Cancer in the News

Watch a video of Karen Nugget as she talks about being treated for stage III ovarian cancer at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).

Did You Know?

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted virus and one of the most well-established risk factors for cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers. Get the facts about HPV.


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