Thursday, August 15, 2002

Nine hours is a very long time to sit and have people lecture to you on different issues in oncology nursing. September is GYN Cancer Awareness Month. If you're female, you're at risk with a 1 in 20 chance of being diagnosed with a cancer of the reproductive organs. These include endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, or ovarian cancer. These cancers are serious, but prevention and early treatment usually produce good results. Annual exams are a must. Visit the website of the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, and you can take a confidential risk assessment online that can give you some information on the kind of cancers you may be at risk for.

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