Let Every Woman Know- Alaska
Gynecologic cancers claim the lives of thousands of women each year, but many are not aware of the signs and symptoms of these cancers. Let Every Woman Know – Alaska is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness, sharing information, and saving lives through local education of all Alaskans and support for those women living with gynecologic cancers.
Let Every Woman Know – Alaska provides creative statewide education, support, advocacy, and arts programs unique to Alaska’s diverse communities and is dedicated to preventing, facing, and ending gynecologic cancers.
The five types of gynecologic cancers are ovarian, endometrial/uterine, cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancer.
What we want every woman to know:
• Know the signs and symptoms
of gynecologic cancers
• Pay attention to your bodies
• Ask questions
• Address irregularities
• Get the HPV vaccine
• Reduce your risk: lead a healthy lifestyle!
• See your doctor for annual well woman
exams and pap tests
The signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancers can be minor and difficult to spot. If you are experiencing any abnormalities for two weeks or longer such as bleeding between periods, after menopause, and or after intercourse, pelvic or abdominal pain, bloating, itching, unusual discharge, spots around the vulva or vagina, a change in bathroom habits or other unusual persistent changes, you should talk to your doctor. These may be symptoms of something other than gynecologic cancer, but you should always seek answers as to why you are experiencing these changes.
Let Every Woman Know – Alaska is active in the Anchorage community and throughout the state of Alaska all year long. Please connect with us and find out how to participate and support.