Educational Materials

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) is proud to present free educational courses, resource guides, and fact sheets designed to comprehensively support patients, caregivers, and survivors.

Gynecologic Cancer Education Courses

Medical advisors for these courses include Lisa Barroilhet, MD; Dolores A. Buchler, MD; and Rebecca Arend, MD, MSPH.

This series aims to help caregivers support loved ones by becoming active participants in the care team, confidently discussing stigmatized elements of gynecologic cancer, gaining skills to balance time and prioritize their own mental health, and more. Below you will find links to the six modules in the series.

A cancer diagnosis comes with a whole new set of vocabulary terms and a need to understand what can be a complicated disease. This self-study course helps set the record straight on what cancer is (and what it is not). It will help you understand key terms to better communicate with your care team as well as help you understand how cancer behaves.

Sex after cancer can be complicated—and talking about it with your doctor even harder, but there are tips, tools and techniques to help. In this one-hour webinar we’ll talk openly and frankly about challenges and solutions through creativity, playfulness, patience, pleasure and connectedness. Join us for this hour of honesty and a little bit of humor!

The live webinar was held Feb. 10, 2021.

Cancer treatment is more than just radiation and chemo, it’s looking at well-being holistically and that means nutrition and movement. In this one-hour webinar, we’ll talk about the power of movement as well as eating for wellness, and some of the current science around that. Join us as we look at supplements and vitamins, exercise, dietary approaches and complimentary alternatives—and even provide recipes to get you started!

This webinar was held Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Nutrition Guide: 5 Facts and Tips for Making Healthy Choices

In this one-hour webinar, our expert panel will walk through strategies to cope with financial difficulties experienced by gynecologic cancer survivors. In the first section, we will discuss three main types of financial burden including direct and indirect costs of cancer care. In the next section, we will answer questions collected from our social media pages in preparation for today’s webinar. In the final section, we will respond to chat questions provided throughout the webinar. Please join us for this informative and timely discussion to support you on your financial journey while living with gynecologic cancer.

In this self-study “Your Unique Story: Living with the New”, we discuss physical changes that can occur during a cancer journey. “Living with the New” is a way to describe your life after diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. Five different topics are discussed including fatigue, neuropathy, lymphedema, radiation proctitis, and chemo brain.

In this one-hour webinar, we will explore strategies to enhance your wellbeing throughout your journey as a gynecologic cancer (or gyn cancer) survivor. We often recognize the physical difficulties that come along with battling cancer and with cancer treatment. Your healthcare team will offer medications that can minimize side effects that commonly occur with chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. But what about the unpleasant stresses that weaken your mental health and wellbeing? What are some ways you can overcome the anxiety and worry you may face as a survivor? We will present easy-to-use techniques you can add to your daily routine to build your mental resilience and adapt to this life-changing experience.

In this self-study session, entitled, “Your Unique Story: What Do Survivors Experience During Surveillance?”, we will discuss surveillance after gynecologic cancer treatment, building an understanding of the possible paths one can take during surveillance that may help you navigate your personal journey.

In this one-hour webinar, we will discuss and define palliative care, why it’s important to start early in treatment journeys, and its distinctions from hospice. We’ll take some time to demystify what palliative care is and talk about how it works for patients with gynecologic cancer. We’ll hear from patients, caregivers, and medical providers on the full scope of the benefits and meaning of palliative care.

Fact Sheets

Toolkits and Reports

Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month resources
About the Foundation for Women’s Cancer

Courses are sponsored by:

These series are made possible by generous unrestricted educational funding from: