Mothering on the Edge

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Thirteen Things about Ovarian Cancer


Thirteen Things about Ovarian Cancer
  1. My husband's grandmother died of ovarian cancer.
  2. Ovarian cancer will kill more than 16,000 women this year alone.
  3. Ovarian cancer occurs in 1 in 57 women.
  4. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are easy to miss:
  5. Bloating, a feeling of fullness, gas
  6. Frequent or urgent urination
  7. Nausea, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea
  8. Menstrual disorders, pain during intercourse
  9. Fatigue, backaches.
  10. There is currently NO early detection screening for ovarian cancer.
  11. Early detection means before it has spread to other organs, and a survival rate of over 90%.
  12. Most ovarian cancer is diagnosed after it has spread, when the survival rate is 24%.
  13. I do not intend to die of ovarian cancer.

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