OVARIAN CANCER PRESENTATION
Faith Advocates Through Christ Excelling
Individually & Together
OVARIAN CANCER:THE SILENT KILLER
Ovarian Cancer is cancer that starts in the ovaries and
although it starts there, it does have potential to spread
The Cause for Ovarian Cancer is unknown
WHAT IS OVARIAN CANCER?
Ovarian Cancer is said to be the 10th most common cancer in
women and is more likely to lead to death than any other
cancer that affects a woman's reproductive system (ranking 5 th
in cancers that kill women).
Ovarian Cancer is known as the silent killer because most
times symptoms go unnoticed and unattended too. Many
doctors are unaware of how quickly the symptoms of Ovarian
Cancer can occur. Usually the most serious symptoms occur
in the late stages of Ovarian Cancer.
Ovarian cancer is rarely diagnosed in its early stages. It is
usually quite advanced by the time diagnosis is made
THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING ABOUT OVARIAN
It is estimated that about 3 out of 4 women survive
Ovarian Cancer after a years diagnosis
About half of the women with Ovarian Cancer live longer
than 5 years especially if they are diagnosed and treated
THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING ABOUT
It is important to know the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer so
that you will be able to detect it early if possible.
If you experience the symptoms listed below daily then it is
important to go to the doctor and get a check up
Bloating, Abdominal Pain, Vaginal Bleeding, Change in
Menstrual Cycle, Pelvic Pain, Nausea/Vomiting, back pain that
increases, constipation, indigestion, swollen abdomen/belly,
decrease in appetite,increase in bathroom use, increase in hair
growth, and an increase or decrease in weight gain.
The Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society (2013) “ About
22,240 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer
and about 14,030 women will die from ovarian cancer”.
2013 statistics of Ovarian Cancer
CT or MRI of pelvic of pelvis or abdomen
How is Ovarian Cancer Detected?
Surgery is used in all stages of Ovarian Cancer
in order to remove the uterus, both ovaries and
fallopian tubes, removal of the omentum, biopsy,
removal or examination of the lymph nodes.
Radiation Therapy and Chemotherapy are also
Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
Hear From A Young Lady that has/is surviving
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance- www.ovariancancer.org
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition- www.ovarian.org
Ovarian Cancer Awareness- www.ovationsforthecure.org
Bright Pink- www.bebrightpink.org
Ovarian Cancer Organizations- www.ocrf.org
American Cancer Society- www.cancer.org
Resources For Ovarian Cancer
WE SUPPORT OVARIAN CANCER
SEPTEMBER IS OVARIAN CANCER
We at F.A.C.E. I.T(Faith Advocates Through Christ Excelling
Individually & Together) would like to thank you for viewing our
presentation on Ovarian Cancer. We would like to encourage
you all to share it with your friends and family and also
encourage you to talk with your doctor about it even if you do
not believe that you have it but have some similar symptoms.
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