Learn the Facts
Every five minutes, a woman is diagnosed with one of the five gynecologic (gyn) cancers – cervical, ovarian, uterine/endometrial, vaginal, or vulvar – totaling nearly 115,000 Americans each year.
Many of these people are not diagnosed until the late stages of their disease resulting in more 34,000 people dying each year from a gyn cancer. These cancers affect people of all ages, from their teens through their 80s.
The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) urges everyone to LEARN, LISTEN and ACT to maintain their gyn health.
- LEARN the symptoms and risk factors for each gyn cancer;
- LISTEN to their bodies;
- ACT to take preventative steps and seek care first from a gynecologic oncologist when a gyn cancer is suspected or diagnosed.