Ovarian Cancer is stiking women around the world. There are many Alliances but I will be highlighting the Florida one since that is close to my heart!
Plan to join the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Florida in celebrating National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2008. We will be wearing teal, decorating trees, buildings and lampposts with teal ribbons and much more! Be a part of a new tradition and raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and in the process YOU can help save women's lives!!! For more information or to join this effort, contact the OCAF office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-339-0024).
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer:
Pelvic or abdominal pain
Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)
Several other symptoms may include: fatigue, indigestion, back pain, pain with intercourse, constipation and menstrual irregularities.
See your doctor, preferably a gynecologist, if these symptoms are unusual for you and occur almost daily for more than a few weeks. Experts suggest a combination pelvic/rectal exam, a transvaginal sonogram, and a CA125 blood test. If ovarian cancer is suspected, medical experts suggest seeking a second opinion with a gynecologic oncologist before surgery is performed.
To learn more about Ovarian cancer and how to support this cause, check out these websites:
EARLY DIAGNOSIS SAVES WOMEN'S LIVES!