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

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.