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Ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in 1 of 72 women; 14,000 will die. Please know the symptoms and risk factors: read Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir. Books at www.amazon.com. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO GYNECOLOGIC CANCER RESEARCH. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club and Rave Writers International Society of Authors, and Patient Leadership Council. I WILL NOT USE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE THAN CONTACTING YOU DIRECTLY. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.

Friday, January 16, 2015


  1. Get Pap test no later than age 21 and be retested every 2 years ages 200 and 29.
  2. If older than 30 every 3 years if they have had 3 normal Pap tests in a row.
  3. Women 65 and older can stop Pap tests if they have had 3 normal results in a row.
                                                                            (U.S. Preventative Services Task Force)

  1. Irregular menstrual periods
  2. Vaginal discharge with unpleasant odor
  3. Watery vaginal discharge
  4. Vaginal discharge tinged with blood
  5. Back or pelvic pain
  6. Painful sex                                                      (Cancer Center of America)


  1. A group of more than 150 related viruses.
  2. More than 40 types can be passed from one person to the next through sexual contact
  3. High risk HPV is major cause of cervical cancer
  4. Gardasil and Cervarix are two vaccines for prevention of HPV; 
  5. It is recommended that both males and females between ages of 9 and 25 get the Gardasil or females between ages 9 and 25 get Cervarix
                                                                                   (Medicine Plus)


         "Treat your body like the temple that it is...it is the house of your soul."
        "This is the only body you will have; it cannot be traded in for a new model."
    "Have a positive attitude, practice forgiveness, meditate or pray on a daily basis, and laugh and cry every day."

Some of us who are gynecologic cancer survivors are supporting the movement to have Coca-Cola cans be in teal for the month of September 2015. We ask for your help by writing them a letter and sending it to: Voices of Teal, c/o Ashley Altman, P.O. Box 247, Lebanon, GA 30146. She will send them all together in a packet to Coca-Cola. Thank you for your help.  

In my book, Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir, you will learn about hope and healing from within. Available at www.amazon.com. 

All proceeds go to gynecologic cancer research at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.

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