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Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month - September
Sun, Sep 1, 2024

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month is a time particularly significant for women. Unfortunately, many forms of oncology affect the female reproductive system—including the uterus, ovaries, cervix, and vagina—placing every woman at risk. The goal of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month is to encourage women to get screened, as early detection increases the chances of successful treatment.

History

Each year in America, gynecological cancer is diagnosed in almost 90,000 people who have been examined, and about 30,000 succumb to the disease. Children lose mothers, husbands lose wives, and parents lose daughters. Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month was established by the Cancer Foundation with the main goal of increasing awareness. During this month, many medical organizations host events focused on the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of various forms of gynecological cancer, informing people about available studies and treatments.

Important facts

  • Every five minutes, a case of gynecological cancer is diagnosed in America.
  • All women should be screened, especially those with a family history of hereditary cancers such as ovarian or breast cancer.
  • Vaginal cancer is the rarest form of gynecological cancer, diagnosed in only 1,000 patients each year.
  • Cervical cancer is most commonly diagnosed in patients over the age of 50.

How to join Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Start by undergoing a medical examination to ensure there are no causes for concern. Discuss with your gynecologist the risks of these diseases, their diagnosis, and treatment options. Raise awareness by talking about these diseases on social networks, as many women are unaware of the various forms they can take.

When is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month celebrated in 2024?

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month is observed on September 1 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 1 2024
Monday September 1 2025
Tuesday September 1 2026
Wednesday September 1 2027
Friday September 1 2028
Saturday September 1 2029