This 60-second PSA explains the importance of paying attention to your body for warning signs of gynecologic cancer. Created: 8/31/2010 by National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).
Date Released: 2/1/2011. Series Name: CDC Radio.
[Perry] I had pain in my abdomen; it just wouldn't go away.
[Kit] I was spotting, but I had already gone through menopause.
[Announcer] These symptoms may be nothing, but they could be warning signs of a gynecologic cancer. Cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers are all gynecologic cancers, and each has different warning signs and symptoms.
[Perry] I had to go to the bathroom more often than usual, more urgently, too.
[Ellen] Feeling bloated for no reason. That's what I remember. And my periods lasted longer and were heavier than what was normal for me.
[Therese] Even if I ate just a little bit, I felt full so fast.
[Announcer] Warning signs are not the same for everyone. Know what's normal for you, and if you think something's wrong, see your doctor. Ask about gynecologic cancer. Get the facts. Get the Inside Knowledge. Call 1-800-CDC-INFO to learn more.
[Marlene] Seeing my doctor probably saved my life.
[Announcer] A message from the Inside Knowledge Campaign and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.