World Ovarian Cancer Day May 8th 2018
OVARIAN CANCER OCCURS IN
WOMEN OF ALL AGES
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We are launching the new Creative Queen Bees website this week, but today is all about bringing into sharp focus the need for women to be aware that Ovarian Cancer is the most deadly form of cancer amongst Australian women.
We’ve almost landed. This week is launch week for the new look Creative Queen Bees. Today is an important day, not just because it is time for us to spread our creative wings, but because it is World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day. This is significant, as one year ago, I shared a Facebook post whilst recovering from an Ovarian Cancer diagnosis and two subsequent surgeries.
Later this week I will be launching this new full site, but today is all about bringing into sharp focus the need for women to be aware that Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly forms of Cancer amongst Australian women, with low survival rates and no readily available early screening or diagnostic testing.
Ovarian Cancer occurs in women of all ages. It does not matter if you have a family predisposition. Ovarian Cancer is indiscriminate, causing the death of over 1000 women per year in Australia and often there are no symptoms or symptoms are mis-diagnosed.
We are asking that you take some time today to evaluate your health and follow up with any health concerns you may have been putting off. Be aware of the symptoms and look out for the warning signs. Most importantly never second guess yourself or be too busy to follow up.
There are three kinds of Ovarian Cancer and symptoms are hard to pinpoint, however, generally the following symptoms are common:
• Abdominal or pelvic pain.
• Increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating.
• Needing to urinate often or urgently.
• Feeling full after eating a small amount.
Other symptoms to be aware of:
• Changes in your bowel habits.
• Unexplained weight gain or weight loss.
• Bleeding in-between periods or after menopause.
• Back pain.
• Indigestion or nausea.
• Excessive fatigue.
• Pain during intercourse.
What can you do today to promote awareness?
- Download the logos in this post and share on socials
- Read Amanda’s original post from May 8th 2017 HERE
- Share this post with other women
“Ovarian cancer is overlooked and underfunded – yet every woman in the world is at risk of developing this disease”
Source | ovariancancer.net.au/wocd-2018
Read the original blog post HERE