Sunday, September 16, 2012

September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

All statistics and facts are compiled from the American Cancer Society and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Risk Factors:

Anything that increases your odds of contracting a disease is considered a risk factor for it. Interestingly, some women with few risk factors may contract ovarian cancer, while other women with more risk factors may not.

The fact of the matter is that ALL women, simply because they are women, are at risk for developing ovarian cancer. Therefore, all women should be on guard for its symptoms, which may be vague at first but typically increase in severity as the disease progresses.

*Until there are accessible, accurate, early-stage diagnostics for ovarian cancer, knowing what one's own risk factors are and being aware of and vigilant for its symptoms are a woman's only defenses. The greatest hope of surviving ovarian cancer comes with early detection.


Post a Comment