The news of a cancer diagnosis is never welcome, but may be even more unexpected and difficult when the disease is diagnosed in a child or young adult. Although cancer is much less common among children compared to older adults - each year, the parents of approximately 15,700 kids will hear the words "your child has cancer." Across all ages, ethnic groups and socio-economics, this disease remains the No. 1 cause of death by disease in children.
It is estimated that there will be more than 91,000 new cases of gynecologic cancer diagnosed in the U.S. this year alone - resulting in a predicted 28,000 deaths. Some gynecologic cancers are called “silent killers” because women are often unaware of the signs and symptoms associated with these cancers and don’t catch them until it’s too late.