Announcement: September Is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

July 28, 2011

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM), and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer has developed its annual GCAM Toolkit to aid organizations reach women with the message to Learn, Listen, Act.

Learn, Listen, Act is a national public awareness campaign that encourages women to LEARN how to prevent and detect women’s cancers, LISTEN for common symptoms, and ACT quickly to seek care from a gynecologic oncologist if she suspects or has been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer.Learn, Listen, Act messages are outlined for the three most common gynecologic cancers: cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer.

September 2011 also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer, formerly the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation. The signature event for the year is the National Race to End Women’s Cancer to be held in Washington, DC on Sunday, November 6, 2011. Free concurrent courses for survivors of ovarian and uterine cancers, and an HPV forum will be held in conjunction with the race on Saturday, November 5, 2011, at the Marriott Metro Center Hotel in Washington, DC. More information and registration for the courses are available now.

Spotlight

Hear from Dr. Anil Sood, the Foundation’s Research Chairman, and Carol Brown, 2014 SGO Program Chair, about research of interest to women and the public presented at the 2014 SGO Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Watch the video

Awareness

A new SGO Clinical Practice Statement states women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal cancers should be considered for genetic counseling and testing, even in the absence of a family history.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course Friday, May 2, 2014 in Long Island, NY. For more information on courses, click here.