They call it the silent disease. The symptoms listed below are hard to notice sometimes. We pass them off as something else – like, doesn’t everyone have some of those symptoms at one time or another? The clue is if any of those are really bothersome for more than two weeks, go get a check up. Like any disease, if caught in the early stages, it could be treated and just might save your life. If someone in your family has had Ovarian cancer, talk to your Doctor and set up routine screenings. It is a hereditary disease.
Most importantly, see your GYN annually for a check up, follow a diet filled with veggies & fruits and exercise daily. Work it.
How Can You Help?
A few ways, but here are two. First, Help donate to Ovarian Cancer Patient Charity Project. For the Month of September, we will donate 10% of donations to research. We donate to cancer patients in need of financial assistance, help save a life, donate! All contributions are tax deductible.Or wear teal in September and talk about this with your friends. Awareness is half the battle in helping women beat this. Second, get a bracelet. The one by Angela Moore is a fabulous and jazzy way to show your support.
Angela Moore has founded her beaded jewelry empire on the cutest uber Preppy, fun, elegant fine bead bracelets and necklaces out there. But, what you might not have known is that when you purchase a piece of her Cancer Awareness beaded jewelry (which are a very cool and dressy), 15% of the net proceeds go directly to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect, especially, in the early stages. This is partly due to the fact that these two small, almond shaped organs are deep within the abdominal cavity, one on each side of the uterus. These are some of the potential signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer:-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
If symptoms persist for more than two weeks, see your physician
Not You? Well, here are a list of some of the gals you know who have had Ovarian Cancer. Most of them are no longer with us.
Surviving: Connie Needham, Bess Myerson, Carol Channing, Kathy Bates
Deceased: Sandy Dennis, Joan Hackett, Madeline Kahn, Coretta Scott King, Laura Nyro, Gilda Radner, Dinah Shore, Jessica Tandy, Loretta Young, Cassandra Harris Brosnan, Marcheline Bertrand (the mother of Angelina Joile) and Claudia Cohen.