Fertility drugs are used to help a person become pregnant and may be used with other fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). But could these drugs increase a person’s risk for developing cancer? Are they safe to use if you have cancer? Here, learn what the research says about fertility drugs and cancer risk.
Birth control pills have been shown to decrease the risk for certain cancers and increase the risk for others. Here, the current research is summarized on how birth control pills can impact your risk of cancer and questions to ask your doctor if you are taking or considering taking the pill.
In this podcast, Dr. Fay Hlubocky and Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham discuss the unique challenges survivors of gynecologic cancers might face, how to cope with these challenges, and how survivorship care plans can help in the transition from treatment to survivorship.
Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky discusses how the symptoms of menopause can be similar to those of certain types of cancer, what people approaching or going through menopause should know about these symptoms, and how treatment for menopause can impact cancer risk.
Cancer survivors and patient advocates Alexandra Kalmanofsky and Dr. Mary Dominiecki discuss why talking with your health care team about negative emotions and side effects is so important, including how it may impact your care.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, learning about your disease and its treatment can help you make well-informed decisions and regain a sense of control.
In 2019, ASCO recognizes the progress in treating rare cancers as the Advance of the Year. Impressive progress has been made in bringing new treatment advances to cancers that are rare and difficult to treat. This year’s Clinical Cancer Advances report describes emerging treatments for thyroid cancer, uterine cancer, desmoid tumor, neuroendocrine tumor, and tenosynovial giant cell tumor.
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology finds a link between voluntary weight loss and lower risk of endometrial cancer, a type of uterine cancer.