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dc.contributor.editorSchnebly, Risa Ariaen_US
dc.creatorDarby, Alexisen_US
dc.creatorSantora, Emilyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-31T08:32:35Zen_US
dc.date.available2021-07-31T08:32:35Zen_US
dc.date.created2021-07-31en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13294en_US
dc.description.abstractFrom 1936 to 1945, the Women’s Field Army, hereafter the WFA, educated women in the US on the early symptoms, prevention, and treatment of reproductive cancers. The WFA was a women-led volunteer organization and a branch of, what was then called, the American Society for the Control of Cancer, or ASCC. The WFA, headquartered in New York City, New York, recruited hundreds of thousands of women volunteers across the country. They distributed pamphlets, showed movies, and participated in other grassroots efforts to foster an understanding of reproductive cancers, namely breast and cervical cancer, among other women. The Women’s Field Army aided in reducing the number of cancer-related deaths by spreading cancer prevention awareness and teaching women about their reproductive health and the early detection of cancer, which was one of the first widespread educational resources about reproductive cancers for women.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectOrganizationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCanceren_US
dc.subject.lcshCancersen_US
dc.subject.lcshCarcinomaen_US
dc.subject.lcshMalignancy (Cancer)en_US
dc.subject.lcshMalignant tumorsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAmerican Society for the Control of Cancer. Women's Field Armyen_US
dc.subject.lcshASCCen_US
dc.subject.lcshAmerican Society for the Control of Canceren_US
dc.subject.lcshRogers, Edith, 1876-1947en_US
dc.subject.lcshNational Cancer Institute (U.S.).en_US
dc.subject.meshPublic Healthen_US
dc.subject.meshUterine Cervical Neoplasmsen_US
dc.subject.meshCancer of Cervixen_US
dc.subject.meshCancer of the Cervixen_US
dc.subject.meshCervical Canceren_US
dc.titleWomen’s Field Army (1936–1948)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoOrganizationsen_US
dc.subject.tagMarjorie Illigen_US
dc.subject.tagGeneral Federation of Women’s Clubs Committee on Public Health.en_US
dc.subject.tagThe Call to Armsen_US
dc.subject.tagCancer awarenessen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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