September Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by GPWHC on 20 September 2016

Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month / Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month.

September is chosen as the “awareness month” for several forms of cancer, each with their own list of symptoms, treatments, and statistics.  Every 6 minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with a form of gynecological cancer, and there are many forms- cervical, ovarian, vaginal, uterine/endometrial, and more.  Thyroid cancer tends to effect women in nearly 3 out of 4 cases; and is considered one of the most rapidly increasing forms of cancer in the US, likely due to better diagnostic technology. 

As an OBGYN office catering to women, we do occasionally encounter patients who are diagnosed with gynecological or ovarian cancers, and even thyroid cancer, and do our best to offer our support to these amazing women as they endure treatment.  The doctors and practitioners at Great Plains Women’s Health Center work with every patient during her annual exam to identify and treat any suspicious symptoms, or lab results, and will help each patient navigate the best treatment plan.  Gynecological cancers are often considered “silent” as they often present with no symptoms, or the symptoms can be misdiagnosed as other illnesses or problems.  Any change to your body that worries you should be investigated further, and while it is possible or even likely that the symptoms will not lead to cancer, early detection is the key to successful treatment. 

In addition to supporting Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, we also wanted to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  We strongly encourage everyone to be aware of their health and any changes to how they feel, and recommend seeking medical advice and treatment when something is amiss.  Although GPWHC only treats women, we love the children and men in our lives, and want long, healthy, and happy lives for everyone. 

 

 





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