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How to Prevent Ovarian Cancer

Are You at Risk For Ovarian Cancer?

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).

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Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
My beloved aunt died earlier this year from ovarian cancer. This Oct 31 will be the second anniversary of her surgery to remove the 10lb tumor. She recovered, cancer battled, and was great up until last November when it came back and by the time January came around, the doctors gave up any hope on her (which I think weakened her own hope [something doctors should NEVER EVER do]). It's difficult. But thank you Fit for posting this. Ovarian cancer is often misinterpreted for other things or not thought of at all because many of the symptoms resemble other non lethal illnesses. The only reason my aunt had gone to the doctor was because she could no longer eat, she felt so bloated and full. She too, regarded the symptoms to something else. I'm not saying panic at each symptom, but be very aware how it may differ from period bloat or menstrual cramps etc. Perhaps it could save you. . . or someone you love.
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
My mother had breast cancer, and when 10 years later they found a hug lump in her ovary, they scheduled a total hysterectomy immediatly. Often breast cancer can metasicise (SP) to the ovaries. Luckily for her it was a benign tumor, but I guess it happens a lot.
cg130 cg130 7 years
6/9. not toooo bad.
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