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Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month: What Every Woman Needs to Know

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month.  It seems like an odd thing to name a month after, but since many gynecologic cancers go unrecognized in their early more treatable stages, this is an opportunity to raise awareness of what the five main types of gynecologic cancer are and what you need to know about them.

Before we start, do you know the five gynecologic cancers?  Think of all your girl parts: uterus, ovaries, cervix, vagina, and vulva.  Those are the five.

Do you know which one is most common?   It’s uterine cancer. We hear a lot about pap smears but this most common cancer is actually not diagnosed on a pap smear.