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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Teal Toes for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

I wanted to share and inspire you to read and maybe learn some new facts about a silent or whispering killer for us ladies; Ovarian Cancer.

Unfortunately I keep hearing from friends and family of friends story after story about Ovarian Cancer and I think we need to KEEP sharing!

I am going to ask that you paint your nails and share the story! Let's see how many of our friends and family will take the time to Represent and Educate. It's the LEAST we can do for each other!

Raising Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Even in its early stages ovarian cancer has symptoms. Research indicates that 95 percent of women with ovarian cancer had symptoms and 90 percent of women experienced symptoms with early-stage ovarian cancer. Symptoms vary from woman to woman and many times depend on the location of the tumor and its impact on the surrounding organs. Many of the symptoms mimic other conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome.
The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the American Cancer Society, with significant support from the Alliance formed a consensus statement on ovarian cancer. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance has endorsed the consensus statement, which was announced in June 2007. The statement follows.
Historically ovarian cancer was called the “silent killer” because symptoms were not thought to develop until the chance of cure was poor. However, recent studies have shown this term is untrue and that the following symptoms are much more likely to occur in women with ovarian cancer than women in the general population. These symptoms include:
  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  • Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)
Women with ovarian cancer report that symptoms are persistent and represent a change from normal for their bodies. The frequency and/or number of such symptoms are key factors in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Several studies show that even early stage ovarian cancer can produce these symptoms.
Women who have these symptoms almost daily for more than a few weeks should see their doctor, preferably a gynecologist. Prompt medical evaluation may lead to detection at the earliest possible stage of the disease. Early stage diagnosis is associated with an improved prognosis


1 comment:

  1. I will most definatly paint my nails for this cause. I actually bought teal nail polish last year and painted them to honor a friend who was batteling the cancer.