September Is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month – Information & Stories Within

September Is Gynecologic Awareness Month

Did You Know

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer reports that in 2015, it was estimated that 98,280 women would be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer and about 30,440 would die from the disease.

The breakdown for the 5 types of gynecologic cancer from the American Cancer Society last year was as follows, in alphabetical order:

new cases
Cervical cancer 12,340 4,030
Ovarian cancer 21,290 14,180
Uterine cancer 54,870 10,170
Vaginal cancer 4,070 910
Vulvar cancer 5,150 1,080

 Reordered according to prevalence, the list is as follows:






See the Cancer Stories on This Site:

Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer

Radiation Therapy & Risk Factors

Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy & Risk Factors

Skin Cancer

More Information:


Globe-athon to End Women’s Cancers

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO)

SGO Foundation for Women’s Cancer

Womb Cancer Support UK

And for Our Sisters with Breast Cancer – The Most Common Cancer Among Women Worldwide:

Pink Ribbon

Susan G. Komen®

(National Breast Cancer Month Is in October)

American Cancer Society

 Fall 2016 Cancer Awareness Calendar

Many different cancer-related awareness campaigns occur throughout the year. Not all of them are coordinated by the American Cancer Society; however, we do support efforts to create a greater awareness of cancer. Items followed by an asterisk are sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

 September 2016

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day (typically the last week in September)

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

October 2016

American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® events*

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month*

National Mammography Day (October 21)

November 2016

Great American Smokeout (Always the third Thursday in November: November 17)*

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

National Family Caregiver Month

Neuroendocrine Tumor Day (November 10)

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

World Cancer Congress (October 31−November 3)

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