September is recognized as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S. Along with Ovarian Cancer, September is also National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Below are some basic facts regarding Ovarian Cancer. Help encourage women to have regular check-ups with their Doctor, and any other recommended tests for the disease.
Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 22,880 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2012, approximately 15,550 women will die in the United States from ovarian cancer. Many women don’t seek help until the disease has begun to spread, but if detected at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is more than 93%. Recent research suggests that together the four symptoms of: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly and urinary urgency or frequency may be associated with ovarian cancer.
It is estimated that more than 15,500 women will die in the United States from ovarian cancer this year. Approximately 22,280 new cases will be diagnosed. Many women don’t seek help until the disease has begun to spread. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often subtle and easily confused with other ailments.