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10 things every woman MUST know about ovarian cancer

Thursday, July 25, 2013

This is an interesting article from Mirror in the UK and important for ALL women to read. Here's the link:
www.mirror.co.uk/news/te
chnology-science/10-things
-every-woman-must-118012


Sneak peak...

It's known as the 'silent killer' but now campaigners are trying to make a big noise about one of our most common cancers.

FACT 1

This is the fifth most common cancer in women

Although ovarian cancer is technically classed as a rare cancer (the common ones are breast, bowel, lung and prostate) it still affects around 6,700 women each year in the UK.

Risk varies from woman to woman and depends on how old you are, your genes and your lifestyle.

A woman has a one in 50 chance of developing the disease over her lifetime, according to charity Target Ovarian Cancer. But the risk rises as you get older, with four in five cases occurring after the age of 50.

Read the article (link above) for facts 2 - 10.

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SHYFEMMEKAT 7/30/2013 3:32PM

    Thank you for sharing this. My last partner had ovarian cancer and was at Stage 4 before it was diagnosed. Thank God my ex is still around.

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DESERTJULZ 7/29/2013 9:48AM

    Thank you. Every woman should understand this info and discuss with her gyn.

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INTHEGAP 7/26/2013 3:40PM

    Thanks so much for sharing this article. It is very important! Reminded me that I have my mammogram scheduled for next week! Have a fabulous weekend, Nicole! emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 7/26/2013 2:01PM

    Thanks for posting. I am now 3 years cancer free from cervical and ovarian cancer because it was found early.

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GEMINISUE 7/26/2013 8:40AM

    Thanks for sharing, this was quite interesting!

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JAM03476 7/25/2013 1:10PM

    Alsways good to have new info! emoticon

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LIZ324_NYC 7/25/2013 12:54PM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 7/25/2013 12:49PM

    Thanks for sharing that important information! Hugs

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MSLZZY 7/25/2013 12:31PM

    Great information for women of every age. Thanks for sharing! HUGS!

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