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Ovarian cancer

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    • OVARIAN CANCER PRESENTATION BY F.A.C.E. I.T. 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 CANCER
    • ● ● 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 early THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING ABOUT OVARIAN CANCER
    • ● ● ● 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”. (www.cancer.org) 2013 statistics of Ovarian Cancer
    • ● Physical Examination ● Pelvic Examination ● Pregnancy Test ● Pelvic Ultrasound ● CT or MRI of pelvic of pelvis or abdomen ● Blood Count/Chemistry 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 used. Treatment of Ovarian Cancer
    • Hear From A Young Lady that has/is surviving Ovarian Cancer
    • 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 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. Please feel free to email us facingittoday@gmail.com or visit our website at www.facingittoday.org THANK YOU