Cancer in any form is a frightening diagnosis. Here are some facts & figures from The American Cancer Society:
- There will be 1,688,780 new cases in 2017
- There will be 600,980 deaths.
- New cases are almost equal between men and women
These statistics are not to cause fear or dread, but to emphasize the importance of taking good care of ourselves.
- Do not smoke
- Be safe in the sun
- Eat healthy
- Be active and exercise
- Get yearly breast, pelvic & rectal, and prostate exams (physicians will vary in their opinions about how often these exams should take place).
- I advocate for yearly breast, pelvic and rectal exams every year in women of all ages.
- There has been a rise in cases of colon cancer at alarming rates. Here is a link with a chart of recommended times for screenings: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/acs-recommendations.html
"Cancer didn't bring me to my knees, it brought me to my feet." Michael Douglas
"Don't miss your life." Valerie Harper
"It's about focusing on the fight, not the fright." Robin Roberts
"It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow." Robert H. Goddard
"More than 10 million Americans are living with cancer, and they demonstrate the
ever-increasing possibility of living beyond cancer." Sheryl Crow
Ovarian Cancer: You Can Not Be Serious by Janice Coggins
The Unconventional Guide to Ovarian Cancer by Latrisha McFadden
The Truth About Cancer by Ty M. Bollinger
Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani
Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir by Karen Ingalls
All of these books are available on Amazon.
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