It is our mission to provide information to patients dealing with pelvic diagnoses, such as GYN Cancers. Many patients say “I wish I would have had more information” OR “What happens now once I have completed chemo and radiation?”. We will have blogs in the future from patients as well as experts regarding this very important topic. Stay tuned!!
Facts about Gynecologic Cancers from the website: http://www.cmchealthcare.org/CMC_Regional_Cancer_Center/treatment/disease/gyn_cancers.htm
Gynecologic cancers include cancer of the uterus, ovaries, cervix, vagina, vulva and Fallopian tubes.
- According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 83,000 women per year are diagnosed with some form of gynecologic or GYN cancer.
- The most common gynecologic cancer is uterine cancer with more than 40,000 cases diagnosed each year.
- Every year, more than 28,000 women die from a type of gynecologic cancer.
- Widespread screening with the Pap test has allowed doctors to find pre-cancerous changes in the cervix and vagina. This has helped prevent the development of some invasive cancers.