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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.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

MESOTHELIOMA: A PERSONAL STORY OF HOPE


We have all seen the television commercials, mainly from lawyers, about mesothelioma.  I let the  information go in one ear and out the other...thinking the lawyers were just  "ambulance chasers."
I thought it was a disease of just old men, who were exposed to asbestos. I knew it was a serious, life-threatening disease and I knew asbestos was the main culprit. Here are some facts:

Mesothelioma is a cancer that affects thin layers of cells lining the body's organs:

                   *It is most commonly found in the lungs, but can occur around any organ.
                   *The main cause is asbestos.
                   *It may remain dormant for decades...so if exposed to asbestos, see a physician.
                   *Even family members of those exposed are at risk!                               
                   *Early treatment can save lives.

Symptoms are:
               1. unexplained weight loss
               2. chest pain under the ribs,
               3. shortness of breath,
               4. persistent or painful cough,
               5. lumps under skin in chest area,
               6. pain, swelling, or lumps in the abdominal or pelvic area.

                                                                                                   

                                       SEPTEMBER 26TH IS 

                              NATIONAL MESOTHELIOMA DAY!




MEET HEATHER VON ST. JAMES, A YOUNG WOMAN, WHO WAS EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS AS A CHILD.

BE INSPIRED BY HER STORY OF HOPE.
JUST CLICK ON LINK BELOW:
                               http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/awareness/

After viewing the video, please share it with your friends, families, and social network connections.

               
 The earlier the detection, the greater chance for a complete recovery. Let's each do our part to spread awareness about ovarian and mesothelioma cancers. Thank you for your support and help.

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