Treatment

Usually treatment for breast cancer begins a few weeks after a diagnosis. That gives you time to do these things:

  • Get more tests, if you need them.
  • Talk with your doctor about treatment choices.
  • Get a second opinion, if you want one.
  • Decide about treatment.
  • Make plans for your work and home-life, which may include hiring extra help while you are undergoing treatment.

Your doctor will recommend a treatment plan based on your type of cancer, its stage, hormone-sensitivity, your health and personal preferences. Most treatment plans include surgery followed by additional treatments, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation.

Spotlight

Check out this Women Magazine/aWomensheath.com page on gynecologic cancers, featuring our Listen, Learn, Act message and an article by National Race Surgeons Team Captain Linda Duska, M.D.

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

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

Education

The next Gynecologic Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in West Bloomfield, MI. For more information on educational events and courses, click here.