September is a busy month. Not only is it National Yoga Month, but it's also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, over 21,000 women will be diagnosed with this disease. Knowing the risk factors, how you can prevent it, and what the symptoms may be could save your life. Do you know whether the following behaviors decrease or increase your risk of developing ovarian cancer?
Are You at Risk For Ovarian Cancer?
Taking hormonal birth control (like The Pill, Nuvaring, or Mirena).
Being obese (BMI over 30).
Having a baby.
Having tubal ligation (your tubes tied).
Your grandmother, aunt, mother, or sister had ovarian cancer.
You had or have breast cancer.
Eating a healthy diet low in saturated fat and high in fruits and veggies.
Which is not a symptom of ovarian cancer?
T/F: A Pap test is used to diagnose ovarian cancer.