Sunday, December 14, 2008

STOP the silent killer of women - help us raise funds for Ovarian Cancer

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Each year in Australia about 1500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and more than half of these women will not survive five years after their diagnosis. A National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre survey has shown that one in five Australian women can’t name one symptom of ovarian cancer.

The survey of over 2000 women revealed over 60 per cent of Australian women still believe an abnormal Pap test is a sign of ovarian cancer. Yet a Pap test is designed to detect cervical cancer. Without a screening test for ovarian cancer, it is vital that women are aware of the symptoms.

Ovarian cancer is often referred to as a silent killer because its symptoms can be vague and similar to the symptoms of many other conditions that can be part of everyday life. Symptoms include:

  • abdominal bloating

  • abdominal or back pain

  • appetite loss or feeling full

  • changes in toilet habits

  • unexplained weight gain or loss

  • indigestion or heartburn

  • fatigue.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

god bless you for all the hard work you do for this very worthy cause.