July 24, 2018

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Celebrating Everyday Superheroes

Intimacy and Sexual Health, an Educational Webinar

Join this 75-minute webinar on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. CT / 7:00 p.m. ET to discuss the prevalence of sexual changes after gynecologic cancer care with speakers Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, FASCO, and Joanne K. Rash, MPAS, PA-C.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe common sexual changes associated with menopause, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and endocrine therapy.
  • Review the importance of partner communication for intimacy.
  • Outline strategies to assist with vaginal health after cancer care.
  • Provide suggestions for reconnecting with your partner and finding sexual pleasure.

Register now!

Updated Survivorship Toolkit

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) recently updated the Survivorship Toolkit! This toolkit provides convenient resources to help you organize information about diagnosis, treatment and long-term follow-up. Highlights include:

  • Treatment Summary and Survivorship Care Plans (specific to the type of cancer): Summarizes treatment, lists possible side effects and includes a follow-up care plan
  • Wellness and Preventive Health: Provides resources for maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Survivorship Calendar: Tracks appointments and care team contact information

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and scheduling routine examinations are key to fighting recurrence. The above tools can be used in conjunction with information provided by your physician or care team.

We Want Your Messages and Ideas

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) and we’re looking for messages from you and catchy campaign hashtag ideas! Throughout the month, we want to share quotes about what you wish you knew or what you wish the public knew about gynecologic cancers. To help increase awareness and build community, we want a hashtag to tie them all together, e.g., #IWishIKnew.

If you have something you want the world to know or campaign hashtag ideas, please send them to communications@sgo.org using the subject line “FWC GCAM Campaign” by Friday, July 27, 2018.

Celebrating Everyday Superheroes

Join us for End Women’s Cancer Weekend Nov. 3-4, 2018, including the National Race to End Women’s Cancer and a free education course.

Spotlight

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, for the National Race to End Women’s Cancer at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC.

Awareness

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. #GCAM

Research

The FWC is proud to offer various Research Grants and Awards. Click here for more information.

Education

FREE Gynecologic Cancer Education Courses throughout the country. For more information, click here.