World Gynaecologic Oncology Awareness Day(World GO Day).
On September 20, 2021, doctors and patients unite with the Irish Network for Gynaecological
Oncology to raise awareness about gynaecological cancers.
20th September, 2021 – The time has come to prepare for the third World GO Day
celebration. Once again, people in more than 25 countries, including thousands of patients and
dozens of groups of medical professionals and experts, will together support a single goal- raising
awareness of gynaecologic cancers. The day is dedicated to elevating public understanding of
gynaecological cancers and highlighting the risk factors, symptoms, early detection and
prevention strategies related to the main types of gynaecological cancers that impact women:
cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. Over 1400 gynaecological cancers are diagnosed
in Ireland annually (NCRI 2020 Annual Report), representing over 12% of female cancers. This
year, World GO Day will take place Monday, September 20, 2021. This year’s message is simple:
Information is power, but communication is the solution!
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