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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.

Sunday, March 19, 2017


 I am highlighting sources that I have personally found very helpful for any type of cancer. It is also important to take good care of your health, have regular checkups, and listen/act upon any unusual symptoms.

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.

       Here are some Facebook sites for your consideration:

                      Some websites for your consideration:
                         https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov ›


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