Annually, the month of September is always set aside for Ovarian Cancer Awareness, (Ovarian Cancer) a cancerous growth that begins in the ovaries.
This awareness was prompted due to some factors and damages like the cells multiplying quickly and having a possibility of invading and destroying healthy body tissues.
According to reports, in 2015 there were 1.2 million reported cases of ovarian cancer, resulting is 161,000 deaths from this terrible disease.
With a closer look at creation of awareness for the disease, in September 2022, the Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research are presenting the Virtual Ovarian Cancer Research Series.
Meanwhile, the effects of the disease are already visible and prevalent among most people who have suffered from the terrible condition the disease brings even to families also.
However, more awareness can suffice in the efforts that the National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which helps to remind everyone of those that suffer from this disease every day, and that a cure has yet to be found.
This is also a reminder that everyone should watch for certain signs to help catch it early and eliminate it before it becomes fatal.
Women without doubts have been the center of focus when Ovarian Cancer is mentioned. It primarily affects women who are 50 years or above, as victims have a genetic predisposition that increases their chances of contracting it.
Below are signs of ovarian cancer
When ovarian cancer first develops, it might not cause any noticeable symptoms. they’re usually attributed to other, more common conditions.
Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:
Abdominal bloating or swelling
Quickly feeling full when eating
Discomfort in the pelvic area
Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
A frequent need to urinate