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—a board-certified obstetrician/ gynecologist who has additional years of specialized training. Studies have shown that when these specialists perform the first surgery—especially for ovarian and uterine cancers—women experience better outcomes.
Obesity is a contributing factor for both uterine and ovarian cancers. For more information about specific steps that women can take to reduce their risks and even prevent these cancers, or to learn how you might help this cause, visit www.foundationforwomens cancer.org.—David Wight
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I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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