Patients, Caregivers & Survivors

Patients, Caregivers & Survivors

Patients

Get general information, including risk factors and symptoms, about gynecologic cancers. Also learn more about what to bring to your first appointment with a gynecologic oncologist, possible diagnostic tests, treatment options, and what to expect post-treatment.

Cervical Cancer | Ovarian Cancer | Uterine Cancer
Vaginal Cancer | Vulvar Cancer

Caregivers

Find some of the most important organizations in the cancer support community that provide guidance for women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer.

Survivors

The SGO Survivorship Toolkit provides convenient resources to help you organize information about your diagnosis, treatment, and long-term follow-up.

Gift of Hope

Gynecologic cancer patients can give the Gift of Hope by donating to the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s Foundation for Gynecologic Oncology. Your gift will fund valuable research to develop new treatments and cures.

Choosing Wisely

In October 2013 Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation, released SGO’s Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question with specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in gynecologic oncology. SGO’s Choosing Wisely now has a number of patient resources and is mentioned in various online reference materials related to gynecologic oncology.

On Your Side: The Gynecologic Cancer Care Team

To emphasize the importance of having women with gynecologic malignancies treated by a cancer care team headed by a gynecologic oncologist, SGO has developed a video for patients and their loved ones.

Clinical Trials

When new treatments for cancer are developed, they are tested through clinical trials in order to know whether they should be added to the standard treatment options offered to patients.

National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms

NCI’s comprehensive Dictionary of Cancer Terms is an excellent resource to help patients research areas of interest in greater depth.

Foundation for Women’s Cancer

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer aims to increase awareness and education, support expanded research and training, and provide knowledge and hope for women diagnosed with cancers specific to them.