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Reach Out on World Ovarian Cancer Day

Wednesday, May 08, 2013/Number of views (2835)/Comments (1)

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Today is the first world ovarian cancer day. The first time that the all the concerned people of the world are getting together and saying, "Hey, hear about this tragedy. Lend a hand. Be aware. We can make a difference." That is big stuff.

So today, CancerDancer is asking everyone to pick one person, and send them the following note, through email, facebook, a phone call, or a visit. This is a simple and free way to be part of the solution, and this should target someone you care about. That is reason enough, isn't it? 

Dear _________,

Today is world ovarian cancer day, and because I care about you, I want you to know about the symptoms of ovarian cancer. I want to you be knowledgeable and prepared since 1 in 71 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime.

M.D Anderson Cancer Center lists the following as ovarian cancer symptoms:

  • General abdominal discomfort or pain (gas, indigestion, pressure, swelling, bloating, cramps)
  • Bloating and/or a feeling of fullness, even after a light meal
  • Nausea, diarrhea, constipation or frequent urination
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Menstrual changes

These symptoms do not always mean you have ovarian cancer. But it’s a good idea to discuss them with your health care provider if they:

  • Are new symptoms
  • Last more than a few weeks
  • Occur more than 12 times a month

Please feel free to pass this info along to someone you love, and let's make the world more aware - today, right now.



Feel free to post on our facebook page and tell us to whom you sent your letter.

Happy World Ovarian Cancer Day to all of you.

Categories: Awareness

1 comments on article "Reach Out on World Ovarian Cancer Day"


Loretta ''Retta'' Jackson- Meggs

5/8/2013 5:20 AM

Love this, Good to know others are out there spreading the word..............................

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