Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month is a month that is especially important for women. Unfortunately, in medicine, there are many forms of oncology which affect the female reproductive system – the uterus, ovaries, cervix, and vagina. Every woman is at risk. Moreover, not every patient copes with the disease. The goal of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month is to motivate you to get tested.
According to statistics, annually in America gynecological cancer is diagnosed in almost 90 thousand people who have been examined, and about 30 thousand die. Children lose their mothers, husbands their wives, parents their daughters. Awareness of the pathology undoubtedly increases the chances of recovery. That is why Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month was founded. At this time, many medical organizations hold events dedicated to various forms of gynecological cancer. Participants get the opportunity to learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month was established by the Cancer Foundation. The main goal is to tell people about the availability of studies in which participants can get treatment.
- Gynecological cancer in America is diagnosed every five minutes.
- All women should be screened, but at risk are those whose relatives have been diagnosed with hereditary forms of cancer, such as ovarian cancer or breast cancer.
- Vaginal cancer is the rarest form of cancer and is diagnosed in only 1000 patients each year.
- Cervical cancer is usually diagnosed in patients over 50 years of age.
How to join Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
First, go through an examination and make sure that there is no cause for concern. Talk about pathology with your gynecologist, find out how dangerous such diseases are, how to diagnose and treat them. Talk about these diseases on social networks, because many women do not even suspect how many different forms exist.
When is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month celebrated in 2023?
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month is observed on September 1 each year.