Awareness Month / Ovarian 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