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Photo of four women smiling. To raise awareness about the five major gynecologic cancers (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information and educational materials for women and health care providers.
Featured Items
Photo of three women HPV-Associated Cancers
Cervical cancer is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Some vaginal, vulvar, and other cancers are also HPV-associated.
Women: Be Aware Podcast Women: Be Aware Podcast
This podcast discusses the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar.
Inside Knowlege Campaign Logo Inside Knowledge Campaign
This campaign helps women get the facts about gynecologic cancer by providing "inside knowledge" about their bodies and health.
NBCCEDP Screening Program Summaries Free or Low-Cost Mammograms and Pap Tests
The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program offers low-cost breast and cervical cancer screening to low-income women.
Take Time to Save Your Life Podcast Take Time to Save Your Life Podcast
The Pap test is the most successful test available to prevent cervical cancer. Learn how it is performed and when women should be tested.

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Cancer Burden
73,729 women were told that they had a gynecologic cancer in 2004*
27,049 women died from a gynecologic cancer in 2004*

U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 2004 Incidence and Mortality. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2007.
*The most recent year for which statistics are currently available.

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Page last reviewed: December 1, 2008
Page last updated: December 1, 2008
Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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