Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month

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The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) is dedicated to supporting research, education, and public awareness of gynecologic cancers. Whether you or someone you care about has been impacted by gynecologic cancers, you're in a position to share your experience and empower others with the knowledge you've gained. 

As women, we often feel pain and discomfort in the pelvic region and this can be due to several factors such as Menstruation, PMS, PCOS, and/or  Endometriosis etc. Having known that, we should always  become familiar the potential signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancer, so we can be consciously aware of the health disparities that exist among women of color. 

According to Disparities in Gynecological Malignancies article, health care disparities exist higher in women of color due to complex and biologic factors such as race, socioeconomic, and geographic barriers that influence treatment and survival. This is why it's crucially important for women to understand why we need more representation in research studies because we can't based one clinical study to be applicable for all women. These barriers must be addressed to provide optimal care to women in the U.S. with gynecologic cancer. 

So Mujeres, our efforts for Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) can have a huge impact on individual lives and the community at large. So take the initiative to educate yourselves about different types of gynecology cancer because the more we are aware of potential health disparities in the pelvic region, the more we feel empowered to make conscious decision for survival  treatment, plan of care,  and lifestyle. 

And if you do know someone who has been diagnose and needs support, please make sure to refer them to the gynecologic-cancers basic resources webpage where they can navigate survivorship, caregiving, palliative care, education resources, and financial resources. 


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