Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of pre-cancer and cancer include:

  • itching that will not go away or gets better.
  • skin that appears lighter or darker than usual; it can be red or pink.
  • a bump or lump, which could be red, pink or white, and could have a wart-like or raw surface.
  • pain or burning.
  • bleeding or discharge not related to the normal menstrual period.
  • open sore (especially if it lasts for a month or more).
  • cauliflower-like growths similar to genital warts.
  • ulcer in the genital area.


September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.


Read the 2015 Fact Sheet: The Role of Heredity in Gynecologic Cancer


The Foundation is featured in the Sept. issues of Coping, Women and Family Circle magazines. Look out for our articles & ads!


Research Prize applications are due 10/28. Click here to apply for one of the 7 available prizes.


The next Ovarian Cancer Survivors Course is Nov. 7 in Washington, D.C. For more information, click here.