National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

 

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Help raise awareness of this deadly disease by proudly wearing Teal on September 7th, which is National Wear Teal Day.

Thoughout the month of September there will be many ovarian organizations throughout the nation hosting events and educational awareness programs. One of personal interest is The 2012 Ovarian Cancer Summit being sponsored by the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance (COCA). This event is being held at the University of Denver’s Knoebel School of Hospitality on September 15, 2012.

Ovarian cancer takes the lives of more women than all gynecological cancers combined. Become aware of the warnings signs.

 Signs & Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

  • Bloating
  • Pelvis or abdominal pain
  • Urinary urgency or frequency
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Back pain

Women who have these symptoms almost daily for more than a few
weeks should see their doctor, preferably a gynecologist.

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