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Attention: Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

EVERY SEVEN minutes in the U.S., a woman will receive a gynecologic cancer diagnosis, totaling nearly 95,000 new cases and approximately 28,500 deaths each year. Since 1999, the not-for-profit Foundation for Women’s Cancer has designated September as a month to increase awareness of all gynecologic cancers and raise funds to support research in the field.

Gynecologic cancers include cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancer. Uterine cancer is the most common, with more than 52,500 new cases per year, while ovarian cancer is the deadliest, due to late-stage diagnoses.

Women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer should seek care first from a gynecologic oncologist