September is the National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I wanted to take the oportunity to raise awareness of the risk factors and signs and symptoms of this deadly disease. Its proven that Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system, yet it accounts for only about 3 percent of all cancers in women.Ovarian cancer is cancer that starts in the ovaries. The ovaries are the female reproductive organs that produce eggs.
Early-stage ovarian cancer can cause symptoms, although these symptoms also occur with many other conditions. You should see your doctor if you have the following symptoms on a daily basis for more than a few weeks:
For more information on ovarian cancer, please visit:
American Cancer Society
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention