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It’s September again and that means it’s Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  I am trying to get the word out about ways to prevent these cancers.  Survivors of gynecologic cancers don’t always share their stories due to fear, shame, or embarrassment.

This is the silence that we have to break in order to prevent these cancers in the next generation.

I want to educate more young women to prevent unnecessary cancer deaths.  The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that women have their first cancer screening at age 21 with a Pap smear and pelvic exam.  However, any woman with unusual vaginal bleeding, bleeding after intercourse, or persistent pelvic pain should see a gynecologist for...