Due to vague symptoms, ovarian cancer often goes undiagnosed until the later stages when prognosis is poor. If caught early before the cancer has spread, the 5 year survival rate of ovarian cancer is over 90%. Do you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer? Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms consistently for longer than 2 weeks. Today is #WorldOvarianCancerDay – help us save lives and share this with the women in your life! #WOCD
Infographic: Discover what you need to know about ovarian cancer, including risk factors (BRCA, age, heritage, family history), symptoms, and prevention strategies. Made by UPMC and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.#ovariancancer
Ovarian cancer can be divided into four stages. These stages are primarily concerned with where the cancer cells are located, although some of the later sub-stages are determined by tumor size as well. In order to determine a cancer’s stage, your doctor will take several tissue samples from your ovaries, pelvis, and abdomen. If cancer is detected in any or all of the samples, your doctor can determine how widespread, or how advanced, the cancer is.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer - My 17 year old daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Wood, died 2/22/2005 from ovarian cancer. Please be aware of the symptoms and remember that this ugly disease can strike woman of any age!
SEPTEMBER is OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Get the Facts... Know the Signs (Please) Women have regular mammogram's because they know breast cancer is a risk. They check their blood pressure and cholesterol levels because they are aware of the dangers of heart disease. They check their skin and wear sunscreen because they know about the risk of skin cancer. But what do women really know about the health of their ovaries — and their risk of ovarian cancer? Ovarian Cancer is…