Gynecologic Oncology Information

General Cancer Resources

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American Cancer Society (ACS)
Solid, reliable cancer information.  Provides educational materials, patient programs, and support services.  Their website provides one-stop shopping for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. Click on the link, then ‘Learn about Cancer,’ View all Cancer Types. Go to website

Cancer.Net
Cancer.net, the patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions. It includes oncologist approved information on more than 120 types of cancer and cancer related syndromes. Click on the link, then go to ‘cancer type,’ then select type of cancer. Go to website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This website has a whole section devoted to gynecological cancers. Their links to related websites is also very comprehensive.  You’ll find everything you need to know about gyn cancers in at this website. Go to website

Foundation for Women’s Cancer
The WCN is an interactive web site dedicated to informing women around the world about gynecologic cancer.  WCN’S goal is to assist women who have developed cancer, as well as their families, to understand more about the disease, learn about treatment options and gain access to new or experimental therapies. Click on the link and then click on the type of gynecologic cancer. Go to website

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
This is a great website to get credible cancer information.  The NCI is the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research. You can find information about clinical trials, drugs approved for gynecologic cancer treatment and the latest news in gynecologic cancer research.  Click on the link and you’ll find an A–Z list of cancers. Go to website

Cervical Cancer  

HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

Endometrial / Uterine Cancer  

Fallopian Tube Cancer  

Ovarian Cancer  

Primary Peritoneal Cancer  

Vaginal Cancer  

Vulvar Cancer  

Clinical Trials

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Trial-Matching Websites:  

Support Services

Financial Services:  

  • American Cancer Society (ACS)  
  • Cancercare provides free professional support to anyone affected by cancer  
  • Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition is a coalition of organizations that help cancer patients offset financial challenges  
  • Ovacome Hope Fund Grant this fund provides direct financial support to women who are in treatment and reside in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.  A committee reviews applications and verifies information to determine approval of funds.

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Support and Counseling:  

  • CancerCare.Org  
  • Livestrong founded by Lance Armstrong this organization partners with community groups (like the YMCA and Moffitt) to help provide support, information and resources to anyone affected by cancer  
  • Ovacome provides a sisterhood of experienced and knowledgeable women who support, educate and empower gynecological cancer patients, survivors and caregivers  
  • Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida      
  • Woman to Woman Program at Moffitt Cancer Center pairs gynecologic cancer patients with trained volunteer survivors who provide one-on-one emotional support and mentoring. Contact: Christine Healy

Special Populations

African American Women and Cervical Cancer:  

  • Black Women’s Health Imperative this organization has been at the forefront of women’s health issues as it relates to black women through communication, education, research and government policies

BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 Carriers:    

HPV (Human Papillomavirus)

Latinas Contra Cancer:    

  • Latinas Contra Cancer was founded to meet the health care needs of Latinos around issues of cancer  
  • Luna provides a supportive environment in which Latinos affected by cancer can network and gain knowledge as well as support from others facing the same challenges.

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)    

  • LGBT Cancer Project committed to improving the health of LGBT cancer survivors with peer to peer support, patient navigation, education and advocacy

Working Women:    

  • Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Through a comprehensive website, free publications, career coaching, and a series of support groups and educational seminars for employees with cancer and their healthcare providers and coworkers  
  • Working Women with Cancer (Free Publications)      

Young Women and Fertility: