Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sept is Ovarian Cancer Month

I can't believe I almost forgot that September is
Ovarian Cancer Month!

Why is it this silent whisper of a disease flies
so low under the radar compared to breast cancer?
We really need to get the word out ladies and help
raise more awareness please share this post with others.

A few years back I was part of a project that I am still very proud of.  The purpose of this project was to help raise money for Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.  We created a collaborative art doll and held a raffle to win this beautiful art doll, along with creating a book titled TIES THAT BIND which is a 7x7 coffee table book showcasing the work of almost 100 artists along with inspirational quotes. This book and project was all possible due to the Internet. Each contributing artist had given of themselves in order to make a difference in the fight against ovarian cancer. The book is still for sale and all proceeds still go to OCRF.  If you'd like to read more about the project click HERE and HERE if you'd like to see more of the book and/or purchase one please click the link below:

A Collaboration of ...
By Aileen Roberts

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect, especially, in the early stages. This is partly due to the fact that these two small, almond shaped organs are deep within the abdominal cavity, one on each side of the uterus. These are some of the potential signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer:
  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
  • Feeling the need to urinate urgently or often
Other symptoms of ovarian cancer can include:
  • Fatigue
  • Upset stomach or heartburn
  • Back pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Constipation or menstrual changes

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  1. Great cause! My mother passed away from ovarian cancer two years ago this October 12. She didn't heed the signs early enough and died almost one year from her diagnosis. I miss her terribly.

    Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is not as widely publicized as breast cancer. Thanks for getting the word out.

    ~Lanie J.

  2. Aileen, thank you so much for getting the word out. I copied and pasted with some minor changes to my blog. I hope that is okay. I hope we can generate more sales of the book. I love mine and my "chosen" sister loves hers. God Bless You for all you do! Linda

  3. Thanks for the reminder, Aileen.