Screening

At present, the mammogram is the recommended screening test for breast cancer. Guidelines at the age and frequency of mammograms change as more information is gathered, so check with your healthcare provider about what is right for you. Currently the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), American Cancer Society (ACS), American College of Radiology (ACR) all recommend generally yearly mammograms starting at the age of 40. Although it is not clear whether doing breast self examinations improve detection, women should be aware and look for changes in their breasts. Check with your healthcare provider about what is right for you.

Women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer are advised to discuss options with their healthcare provider.

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.