Cancer Prevention Month, new website and more! – Foundation for Women's Cancer
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Cancer Prevention Month, new website and more!

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February is Cancer Prevention Month

This month and throughout the year, the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) is committed to helping people understand steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of gynecologic cancers.

  • Maintain your health by sustaining a healthy weight, being physically active and eating a balanced diet.
  • Be aware of risk factors associated with cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal and vulvar cancer.
  • Learn about HPV—the most common sexually transmitted infection that can cause cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer—and the vaccine to protect against it.
  • Watch a seven-minute video about inherited cancer syndromes, genetic testing and genetic counselors to show the role genetics play in gynecologic cancers.

We urge you to read about risk and prevention of these cancers unique to female reproductive organs and listen to your body—we all know what is normal for us.

We have a NEW website

The new website is an easy-to-use resource for gynecologic cancer patients, survivors, family members and friends.

Take a look at these featured sections:

  • Gynecologic Cancer Basics: Read introductory information about gynecologic cancer and frequently asked questions.
  • Educational Materials: Use, print and share the brochures and fact sheets housed under Gynecologic Cancers > Resources.
  • Seek a Specialist: Locate actively practicing gynecologic oncologists in your area.

As the website develops, we invite you to share feedback with us. Please send all comments and recommendations to using the subject line, “FWC Website Feedback.”

Free education course in Honolulu, HI

Friday, March 15, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. HT

Hawai’i Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

The FWC is pleased to offer a free education course for all gynecologic cancer patients, survivors, partners, family members, friends and anyone else interested in hearing from leading U.S. experts in gynecologic cancer treatment and research.

This full-day session will have continental breakfast and lunch. While there is no charge for attendance, we ask that you register in advance to help with our planning.

This course is being held in conjunction with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)’s Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer®.

Your Stories

“To anyone in a similar situation, listen to that voice. It’s better to overreact than underreact.” – Dionne Shepperson

Your voice and words have power—the power of showing people that they are not alone and the power of increasing awareness, education and hope. We encourage patients, survivors, health care professionals, supporters and caregivers to share your stories to connect and inspire others.