(from OvarianCancerAwareness.org) Ovarian Cancer Symptoms and Signs Ovarian cancer symptoms are often subtle and difficult to diagnose. Research suggests there are four symptoms that may be associated with ovarian cancer: • Bloating • Pelvic or Abdominal pain • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly • Urinary urgency or frequency  Other Symptoms may include • Nausea,…

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. (from OvarianCancerAwareness.org) Ovarian Cancer is one…

(from The American Cancer Society) There is no better time than September, during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, for men to talk with their health care providers about this disease so that they can make informed decisions about maintaining their prostate health.  Although prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men, when…

The following have been identified as Breast Cancer Risk Factors You Can’t Control (from BreastCancer.org) Gender. Being a woman is the most significant risk factor for developing breast cancer. Although men can get breast cancer, too, women’s breast cells are constantly changing and growing, mainly due to the activity of the female hormones estrogen and…

The following have been identified as Breast Cancer Risk Factors You Can Control (from BreastCancer.org) For Prevention Weight. Being overweight is associated with increased risk of breast cancer, especially for women after menopause. Fat tissue is the body’s main source of estrogen after menopause, when the ovaries stop producing the hormone. Having more fat tissue…

Breast Cancer is one of the leading types of Cancer for women in the U.S.  Death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer. Statistics show that 1 in 8 Women will develop invasive Breast Cancer over their lifetime.  October has been designated as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month” in the…