Ovarian Cancer Awareness Blog

ovarian cancer blogSeptember is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. With ovarian cancer known as the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States it’s important to stay informed about this type of cancer. This disease is wide ranging, affecting women ages 35-74, making it crucial to get educated about the threat and support our loved ones diagnosed with this disease.

Since there is currently no early detection test it’s important for all women to be aware of possible symptoms and talk to their physicians regularly about risk and prevention. Symptoms include:

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
  • Feeling the need to urinate urgently or often
  •  Fatigue
  • Upset stomach or heartburn
  • Back pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Constipation or menstrual changes

 

According to the American Cancer Society, eating right, being active, and maintaining healthy weight are important ways to reduce your risk of cancer as well as other diseases. For the American Cancer Society's for diet and fitness, please visit www.cancer.org.

To find out more information about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and how you can help spread awareness in your community visit The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

 

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