EMILY KNERR (9 YEARS OLD),
CORETTA SCOTT KING,
AND 250,000 WOMEN WORLDWIDE THIS YEAR HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH, DIED FROM, ARE SURVIVING, OR HAS A FAMILY HISTORY OF OVARIAN CANCER.
This cancer does not discriminate as to age, fame or fortune, education, general health, or race. It is a world problem that will claim the lives of 140,000 women this year.
Early detection is key to survival.
PLEASE, if any one of these symptoms occur daily for 2 weeks, see your gynecologist. Keep track of them on a chart similar to this one, or download Dr. Oz's chart at:
PELVIC OR ABDOMINAL PAIN
Rate your pain from mild to severe: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
DIFFICULTY EATING OR FEELING FULL QUICKLY
How much do you eat before feeling full: 100% 75% 50% 25%
FREQUENCY TO URINATE
How often do you go to the bathroom: (1-3) (4-6) (7-9) (10 or more)
BLOATING OF ABDOMEN
Measure your abdomen to determine any increase in girth:
(1-2") (2-4") (3-4") (5 or more inches)
CIRCLE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
Painful intercourse Unexplained weight gain Change in bowels
Increased fatigue Persistent indigestion, nausea or gas
CIRCLE IF HAVE A FAMILY OR PERSONAL HISTORY WITH THE FOLLOWING:
A pelvic and rectal examination, a transvaginal ultrasound, and a CA125 blood test are the recommended procedures to determine if ovarian cancer might be present. PLEASE see a gynecologic oncologist if this cancer is suspected due to your symptoms, family history, and test results. BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE.
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- Karen Ingalls
- My journey as a writer began as a child, but my first published book came as a result of my ovarian cancer diagnosis. The title is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received three awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.