August 21, 2018
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM)
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) knows the importance of bringing awareness to gynecologic cancers. After creating the month in 1999, the FWC strives to bring attention and share information about these cancers every year.
This year is no different. We are encouraging survivors, patients, advocates, family members, partners and friends to post messages about what they want the public to know about gynecologic cancers using the hashtags #IWishIKnew and #GCAM throughout the month of September.
Visit foundationforwomenscancer.org/gcam to find out more ways to get involved!
Expanded Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening Tests
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) expanded its recommendations for cervical cancer screening tests.
In a joint statement released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), ASCCP and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO), these leading women’s health groups stated, “the USPSTF recommends that providers screen for cervical cancer in women ages 21 to 29 years every three years with cervical cytology, more commonly known as the Pap test. For women ages 30 to 65 years, the Task Force recommends screening with the Pap test alone every three years, screening with the high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) test alone every five years or screening with both tests together (cotesting) every five years.”
Free Ovarian Cancer Education Course in New York
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Executive Conference Center, Floor 8
New York, NY 10019
This free education course is for all ovarian cancer survivors, patients, family members, partners, friends and others who are interested in hearing from the leading U.S. experts in ovarian cancer research. Topics will include clinical trials, immunotherapy and sexuality.
This full-day session includes continental breakfast and lunch. There is no charge for attendance, but we ask that you register in advance to help with our planning.
Celebrating Everyday Superheroes
Can’t make it this year? You can still participate virtually and join forces with us as we strive to #EndWomensCancer.