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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Connie on Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 at 9:30 pm and is filed under Advocacy, Cancer, News.
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  • Ovarian Cancer AwarenessSeptember is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. As many know ovarian cancer is difficult to diagnose. There are some symptoms to look out for though even though they are vague but put together they can get you on the track to seeking medical attention.
  1. Bloating
  2. Pelvic or Abdominal Pain
  3. Difficulty Eating or Feeling Full Quickly
  4. Urinary Urgency

The risk factors for ovarian cancer are:

  1. Family History of ovarian, breast and colon cancer
  2. Age – the older a woman is the higher her risk is
  3. Obesity

Research for finding a cure, an easy way to diagnose and the cause of ovarian cancer is needed. This month many organizations are working towards the goal of fundraising as well as awareness.

Please take the quiz about this type of cancer given by  Ovarian Cancer Awareness.org and spread the word about this disease.

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  1. Great blog post Connie. I also have a blog post about ovarian cancer.

    I have something for you just for you.

    :)

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    comment by Sophia — September 10, 2008 @ 6:35 pm

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