Just Diagnosed

You have just received a diagnosis of a gynecologic cancer. The amount of information you receive at the time of diagnosis can feel overwhelming. You may feel that there are too many unanswered questions, decisions to be made and so much information to be understood.

Hopefully you are receiving care from a gynecologic oncologist. Gynecologic oncologists are board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists who have an additional 3-4 years of specialized training in treating gynecologic cancers from an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology-approved fellowship program. A gynecologic oncologist can manage your care from diagnosis to completion of treatment providing both surgery and drug therapies (chemotherapy).

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer hopes that the information provided on this website will help you through this challenging time.

Cervical Cancer
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)
Primary Peritoneal
Ovarian Cancer
Uterine/Endometrial Cancer
Vaginal Cancer
Vulvar Cancer

Spotlight

Visit the Sisterhood of Survivorship page to read “Dena’s Story” — by a vulvar cancer survivor who has shared her story and wise words, and channeled her energy into her National Race to End Women’s Cancer team.

Awareness

Vaccine efficacy against vulvar infection with HPV 16/18 was comparable to the efficacy found against cervical infection 4 years after vaccination, according to researchers with the National Cancer Institute.

Research

The Foundation has published its 2014-2015 Research Grants and Awards Booklet with Applications. Please consider applying to become part of an elite group of physician-scientists committed to the well-being of women at risk for/affected by gyn malignancies.

Education

The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Boston. For more information on courses, click here.