Gynecologic Cancers – Jaymie Jamison Foundation

Jaymie Jamison lost her life to cervical cancer. She left behind a loving family and an amazing group of friends. Through their hard work and in her honor the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope was created. Their goal is to spread awareness about cervical and other gynecological cancers. Several weeks ago the foundation reached out via Twitter asking for help with an upcoming event. The 4th annual Panties Across the Bridge was taking place and the foundation wanted to connect with a physician. Dr. Schwartz and his office were happy to be a part of this extraordinary event.
Dr Schwartz Cervical Cancer Awareness
We are all inundated with media bites, ribbons, bracelets, etc. for breast cancer awareness but rarely will the media touch on the very personal and private area of a woman’s body – you know, down there! – our reproductive organs. Gynecologic cancers are typically classified by the five major types which describe the location of the cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. A sixth but very rare form of is fallopian tube cancer. How many of you have heard of vulvar cancer? Did you know there were six types of cancers involving your reproductive organs? The signs and symptoms for each gynecologic cancer differ and cervical cancer is the only one that has a screening test – the PAP smear. Of course, each woman’s body is different and may show different symptoms so it is important to always call your physician/gynecologist with any concerns.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has launched a national campaign to help raise awareness – click here to learn about Gynecologic Cancer and their Symptoms.
You can find Dr. David Schwartz, M.D. on Twitter @cincinnatiobgyn

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