World Ovarian Cancer Day May 8th 2018

by | May 7, 2018 | Healthy

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, one of us- Amanda, shared a Facebook post whilst recovering  from an Ovarian Cancer diagnosis and two subsequent surgeries.

Later this week we will be launching the full site, 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, 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:

Most frequently:

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.

 

Source  | ovariancancerday.org/what-is-ovarian-cancer  |    ovariancancer.net.au/signs-and-symptoms

What can you do today to promote awareness?

  1. Download the logos in this post and share on socials 
  2. Read Amanda’s original post from May 8th 2017 HERE
  3. 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

Amanda last May 8th, One week after a second surgery.
Read the original blog post HERE

Download the images, share AND #wocd |  Courtesy of ovariancancerday.org and ovariancancer.net.au

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We are three sisters on a mission to live a happy, healthy, creative life.
We have a hunch you are too.

This week we are launching our hive flying blog, creativity courses and inspirational products to spark your divine creative spirit and connect you to your inner Creative Queen Bee for life and business. Our online space is dedicated to connecting with other creative women as we share our stories of personal creativity to design a life for; wellbeing, family, love, self expression, imagination, discovery, education, inspiration, insight, fun, fulfilment, self care, self love and transformation.

I’m Amanda, eldest of our trio of sisters, founder and Creative Director of Creative Queen Bees. My gig is a multidisciplinary creative, which basically means I help people and business leverage the power of creativity for branding, design and innovation. With 20+ years racked in the creative industries, doing all kinds of creative jobs, from artist to creative entrepreneur, I’ve plenty of experience in-between. My approach to life and business is simple; design a happy, healthy, creative life you love.

I’m Belle, (affectionately known as Binny) I’m the second sister of our trio. After 22 previous years in aviation and tourism, I’ve decided it’s time to start living an authentic creative life. A life which I had always dreamed, and am now pursuing here with my sisters in Creative Queen Bees. I live on a rural property in the Hunter Valley and most days you can find me illustrating my Australian life, complete with ‘blue cows’, ‘mustard goats’ and ‘green wallabies’.

I’m Cate, the ‘can do’ girl and youngest in our creative trio. I wear the handy lady pants and there is not much I won’t try my hand at. Over the years I have learnt to balance thinking logically and creatively and recognise this as a strength in myself. I chose a career in primary school teaching where I can bring this strength to life. I love play and a lot of the time you will find me tinkering amongst my many projects where I wield a pretty wild hammer.

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