Lesley Swiger

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Gynecologic Cancer Symptoms: abdominal vaginal bleeding or discharge, pelvic pain or pressure, abdominal or back pain, bloating, changes in bathroom habits, itching or burning of the vulva, changes in vulva color or skin such as a rash, sores, or warts
Read July 22, 2015

The Trouble with Accessing Gynecological Cancer Care

A new study finds that many women in the United States live more than 50 miles from the nearest doctor specializing in women’s gynecological cancers. This health disparity makes it difficult, if not impossible for some women to have access much needed care. The study, conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, found that about 36% of the counties in the United States are located more than 50 miles from the nearest doctor that focuses on gynecological cancer. This affects about 15 million women.
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Read September 29, 2015

When Your Child Gets Cancer: A Parent’s Perspective

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For parents with children who have cancer, this is a time to advocate for their children. Each year approximately 15,700 children are diagnosed with cancer. Despite these statistics, childhood cancers do not receive as much funding as adult cancers and the causes of childhood cancer are still unknown. With the help of two parents and bloggers, Lara and Ken, whose children faced cancer, here is what you need to know about childhood cancer.