As we move forward into the Pink month...Let us continue to keep teal on our mind and in our hearts! Please continue to talk about Ovarian Cancer in your Communities and lets bring awareness to it year 'round. Thank you for your continued support of SAS. Please continue to check back for upcoming events. We will have some great articles hittling the media within a couple of weeks so you can see where your support and donations are helping others as well as Ovarian Cancer Research!!!
The most common symptoms are:
Bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary symtoms (frequency or urgency). Early ovarian cancer has no obvious symtoms.
Please don't hesitate to discuss any of these symptoms with your healthcare provider. Early detection of ovarian cancer is very difficult and so recognition of warning signs could help an early diagnosis.
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for ovarian cancer in the United States are for 2011:
- About 21,900 new cases of ovarian cancer
- About 15,460 deaths from ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is the ninth most common cancer in women (not counting skin cancer). It ranks fifth as the cause of cancer death in women. About half of women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer are 60 or older.
On August 8, 2011... the gates of Heaven opened for our dear daughter, Taylor. We will miss her bright smile and fun loving personality but she will always remain in our hearts. Taylor lived life to its fullest. She was, and always will be 'Strong As Steele'.