This is a good place to
start reading if you are new! Here you will find general resources for gynecological
cancers, how to read cancer statistics, building your health care team,
and much more.
Seven Warning Signs of Gynecologic
Cancers - Every woman should know these symptoms, and when to
call the doctor.
Basic Stats for Women's Cancers
Tells how many women per year in the U.S. are diagnosed with gyn cancers
as well as breast, colon, and lung cancers. Includes numbers of cancer
Cancer 101: Exploring the
In this monthly series, we are looking at the basics of cancer: its nature,
tumor types, grading, and staging, all with an emphasis on gyn cancers.
When to See a Gynecologic
When is it time to pull in a specialist? For some women with gyn cancers,
seeing a gynecologic oncologist may significantly lengthen their lives!
on The Prize
Subtitled "A Community of Women Living with Gynecologic Cancer", this
site is a real gem! It's chock full of survivor stories, "Ask the Pro"
questions, FAQ's, tools, and resources, all done up in a very welcoming
and informal manner. All women with gyn. cancer should check this site
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Especially for the newly diagnosed - how to get the information you need
from your doctor. Richard Block wrote this and many inspiring articles
on his site, www.blochcancer.org. He is a 14 year survivor of a cancer
he was told would quickly kill him.
A guide to the members of your team of medical professionals, what each
does for you, and how to work with them effectively. From the Women's
Cancer Survival Toolbox
Brought to you by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the
Toolbox and other programs are FREE, and can be ordered as audio cassette
tapes, or downloaded as audio files, or PDF text. There are sections on
decision making, communicating with professionals, finding ways to pay
for care, and many others.
Before you read cancer statistics, it's very important to understand how
statistics can be misused and misunderstood. This is an easy-to-follow
guide to reading cancer statistics, on the Web site of "Conversations!",
a newsletter for Ovarian Cancer.
Cancer Statistics Article
If you want more, this article goes into much more detail aboutinterpreting
cancer statistics. It covers a lot of ground, but is well worth reading.
From Gynecologic Oncology Associates
Opinions: Why, When, and Who
I would add to Steve Dunn's excellent list of reasons to consider a second
opinion: 1) you don't feel that your doctor is listening to you and 2)
deep in your gut, you just aren't sure whether to trust what you're hearing
from your doctor.
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