Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Throughout the month of September, both the SGO and the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (FWC) will promote Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) through social media channels and dedicated website content. Health care practitioners are encouraged to share these resources with their patients to increase awareness about all gynecologic cancers. The following video was released during GCAM 2017 to educate gynecologic cancer patients about clinical trials:
Social Media Hashtags
SGO members are encouraged to share #GCAM social media posts as well as graphics and videos that will be available through the SGO and FWC websites. Write or share social media posts about recognizing the symptoms of gynecologic cancers and the importance of being treated by a gynecologic oncologist if diagnosed. Use hashtags #EndWomensCancer, #gyncancer #sharethepurplelove, #sharetheteallove and take selfies wearing teal on #TealTuesday to show support for the cause. There is a list of SGO-related social media hashtags that are useful for disease- or event-specific posts.
Endometrial cancer and obesity (“Now I Know”)
Endometrial cancer/obesity explainer video
Ask About the HPV Vaccine
Understanding Ovarian Cancer
On Your Side: The Gynecologic Cancer Care Team
SGO Toolkits and Printouts
Support the Ovarian Cancer Research Program
For more than twenty years, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) medical research program has achieved medical research breakthroughs for service members, military families, and veterans. The Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) annually funds $20 million in innovative, high-risk, high-reward ovarian cancer research. Later this fall, Congress is expected to vote on whether or not to maintain this critical source of funding, which impacts the lives of thousands of women and their loved ones. Supporters of cancer research are encouraged to share social media posts calling for Congress to maintain the OCRP’s funding to ensure that the important work of these ovarian cancer researchers is not discontinued.
- Contact lawmakers about preserving OCRP funding
- Visit http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/ to find phone numbers of Congressional representatives
- Visit http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ for phone numbers of Senators
Additional GCAM Resources
Additional GCAM resources, such as patient education information and social media graphics, are available on the Foundation for Women’s Cancer website.