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Pay Attention, Ladies

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A friend was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and underwent a massive surgery this week.

As I worry and pray for healing, I've also made myself more aware of the disease. Let's face it, most of us only know about this cancer from old episodes of Thirty-Something. It's sometimes called "the Silent Killer" because it is often only diagnosed after a woman becomes aware that her vague symptoms should be checked out. Often, there are no symptoms until the cancer is beyond the early stage. All women should be knowledgable about the symptoms, and should press their doctors to get a reliable diagnosis on what's going on when things just don't feel right. We so often pass off minor aches and annoyances, prefering to wait them out and not bother with dealing with the hassle of doctor's visits and tests.

Don't.

Here's a link to information on the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Read. It may save your life, or the life of someone you care about.
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_3X_How_is_ovarian_cancer_diagnosed_33.asp

Comments (2)

Kim:

Amy, thanks for the information/link.

Thanks for posting the link to the page, Amy. You're right - too often we wait longer than we should to get an anomoly 'checked out.'

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