Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Let's Think Global - World Ovarian Cancer Day May 8th

I frequently share stats and information about ovarian cancer in the US but I am going to go global and talk about World Ovarian Cancer Day (WOCD) which is Friday May 8th in 2015. The first WOCD was held in 2013.

I think this is so important that I've shared my story on the World Ovarian Cancer Day website and have taken the pledge to share information about the disease with at least 5 women.

You can find more information to participate in events held round the world or to share information about ovarian cancer in your local community on the WOCD website.

Here is what you need to know:

Worldwide, ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of any gynecologic cancer.
A quarter of a million women are diagnosed worldwide with ovarian cancer and the disease is responsible for one hundred forty thousand  deaths each year.
Only 45% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer survive five years.
 There is no detection test for ovarian cancer !

The symptoms of ovarian cancer are similar to other less serious conditions but they are the same for women all over the world.

  • Bloating
  • Feeling full quickly
  • Abdominal pain
  • More frequent or painful urination.

Please share these symptoms with the women you know and their loved ones . Feel free to share the graphic above and use #WOCD when you tweet.

Thank you.

Every day is a Blessing!

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