Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy for breast cancer is given if there is concern that the cancer might recur or spread to other parts of the body.

For some women, chemotherapy is given before surgery to reduce the size of the tumor to make it easier to remove.

Side-Effects of Chemotherapy
Side effects depend on the drugs used, but common side-effects include:

  • Hair loss
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Slight increased risk of infection

Spotlight

Women Magazine released a special report on ovarian cancer, featuring Q&A’s with three expert SGO surgeons and important facts about the disease.

Awareness

This year’s GCAM awareness is focused on the important link between obesity and endometrial cancer. Check out the new toolkit to learn more.

Research

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer is pleased to share its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards booklet. The booklet describes the prizes and the application process. Prize applications are due on October 8, 2014.

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Baltimore, Md. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.