Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2021

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S.

Teal is the color that represents ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Facts:

Ovarian cancer is the # 1 cause of gynecologic cancer deaths.

Ovarian cancer is the #5 cause of cancer related deaths in women.

Ovarian cancer is the #11 most common cancer in women.

1 in 78 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime.

Every 23 minutes another woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States.

There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer. A pap smear DOES NOT detect ovarian cancer.

I am an ovarian cancer survivor. I am one of the lucky women who was diagnosed and treated before the cancer reached an advanced stage. I know first hand that early detection can save lives.

13 thoughts on “Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 2021

  1. Thanks so much for this reminder, WD. Not that long ago I watched my 24-year-old goddaughter waste away from ovarian cancer, and sadly understand the ferocity of this disease. I salute you on surviving, and join you in sharing the facts.

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  2. Great information, my grandmother died of ovarian cancer and she could have had treatment. I have to admit I was mad at her for making that choice, even though she was 80. I took a preventive stance because I had large fibroid tumors, so at 49 a hysterectomy was elective surgery for me. I never regretted it.

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