Exposure to ovarian cancer, whether it’s through personal or family experience with the disease or without the disease has brought the people together to spread ovarian cancer awareness.
In the United States from ovarian cancer it is estimated that this year more than 16,000 women will die.
If detected at its earliest stage, the five year survival rate is more than 90%, but unfortunately many women don’t seek help until the disease has begun to spread.
Recent research suggests that together the 3 symptoms of swollen abdomen, a bloated feeling and urinary urgency may be associated with ovarian cancer. See how research has made it easy for early detection.
Learn more about ovarian cancer and take an active role in getting the facts that could save your life or life of someone you love. Facts include the survivals and the ovarian cancer awareness programs.
September is the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This aims to increase awareness of ovarian cancer and raise vital funds towards research into the disease.
To raise funds the charities will be selling teal-blue pin badges and hearts throughout March. These can be availed from different websites.
From many years ovarian cancer has been known as the ‘silent killer’, but new research is finally showing that, even in the early stages, most women do experience some persistent symptoms. Good for early detection!
The ovarian cancer awareness campaign message this year is “Quick Detection Early Action!” If the disease is caught in its early stages, the survival rate can be much improved.
Facts about ovarian cancer include:
- Symptoms of ovarian cancer include a constantly swollen abdomen, unexplained nausea or indigestion, ongoing excessive fatigue, abnormal bleeding, persistent changes in bowel or bladder pattern, unexplainable back or abdominal pain.
- Diagnosis is difficult because symptoms are often similar to common, mild and benign ailments.
- If the cancer spreads outside the ovary, only 20 per cent of women will survive more than three years.
- All tumors are surgically removed. If the tumors are malignant or cancerous, the ovaries, womb and fallopian tubes may also be removed.
- A family history of breast, ovarian and/or colon cancer can be associated with an increased risk, but more often there is no such family history
- Approximately 7,000 cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in the UK each year.
- Only 30 per cent of women diagnosed survive beyond five years, compared with 70 per cent for breast cancer.
- The disease is the fourth most common cancer in British women, and early detection is key to successful treatment.
- Many women die because they’re not aware they have the disease until it has progressed too far to be treated effectively.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness bracelet, checks, postage stamps are available for purchase on various websites. Buy Right Away! This is to show concern for the victims that they are not alone in the fight.
A good percentage of profits from these purchases go to the foundations and societies which put all these funds in research, training, education of this dreadful disease. Buy any item and make a difference in the lives of many victims who are struggling hard to survive.