Monday, September 3, 2012

OC Awareness Month # 3- Decrease your risk by...

Just as we have things that increase our risk of ovarian cancer ,we also have things that  may be protective factors and allow us to reduce our risk of ovarian cancer.

  • Use of oral contraceptive
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Bilateral tubal ligation ( close the fallopian tubes) and hysterectomy( removal of the uterus)
  • Prophylactic Oopherectomy (removal of both ovaries even if there is no sign of cancer) 
  • Enroll in a cancer prevention clinical trial ( these studies look at things that people do and if they prevent cancer )


Happy Labor day everyone !
Every Day is a Blessing!

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