National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women's cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties. Many women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a genetic history that may include carrying the BRCA mutation gene and having a strong family history of ovarian cancer.
Unfortunately many women don't seek help until the disease has begun to spread, but if detected at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is more than 93%. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often subtle and easily confused with other ailments.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Sponsor: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
To learn more, visit http://www.ovarian.org