Gynecologic cancers most familiar to us are ovarian, cervical, endometrial, uterine, vaginal, vulvar, primary peritoneal, and fallopian tube, but there are others.
We have learned that the experiences of both breast and gynecologic survivors have many similarities and, sometimes, similar treatments as well. Consideration of inviting gynecologic cancer survivors to participate in programs and services occurred when some of our most active breast cancer program participants experienced a diagnosis of both types of cancer.
The Coalition welcomes survivors from those newly diagnosed, to those who have many years behind them to those experiencing a recurrent or advanced disease.
What to Do Now
Breathe. That’s the first step. And we’re here to help you with the next. The Coalition is made up of breast and gynecologic cancer survivors, supporters, a caring staff, and a passionate community.
You Are Not Alone
The Coalition has helped hundreds of women who have been diagnosed with gynecologic cancer. Our experience and knowledge has led us to create a space where you can come for support and education, to learn about issues impacting the gynecologic cancer community, and if desired, to participate in events and advocacy.
We offer the following programs for recently diagnosed individuals.
- Schedule a GYN Cancer 101 or GYN Cancer 201. These are one-on-one sessions with a Coalition staff member.
- Join the “Newly Diagnosed / In Active Treatment Group”. This group is a place where individuals can talk about their experiences and ask questions.
- Join Brown Bag Lunch non-traditional, drop-in support group (no RSVP required).
- Working with a Peer Advocate as part of our PALS Project. Our trained peer mentors reach out to those who desire to speak with a survivor who has faced a similar situation.
We also invite you to call our office directly at (585) 473-8177 and ask to speak with someone who can help you learn more about our diverse programs. Together we’ll take the next step.