Throughout the year, we advocate for and spread awareness of various health issues — from American Heart Month in January to American Diabetes Month in December. There is always an important issue to advocate for and September is no exception. During the month of September we work to raise awareness and bring light to ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer, often called “The Silent Killer,” causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system, and is the 5th leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
The statistics don’t lie and neither does your body. Therefore, it is very important to pay attention to your body and what is normal for you in order to detect if there are changes that could be dangerous. There is no way to know if you will get ovarian cancer or how to prevent it, but staying informed and in tune with your own body can help catch the disease earlier if it develops. In the September/October issue of The Women’s Health Activist, we feature two articles on ovarian cancer; a quick health guide and an article titled “Oncologists Avoid Using the Best Treatment for Ovarian Cancer.”
While it is always important to know the facts behind such a deadly disease, it is also important to know all of the treatment options available to someone who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
While each month provides us the opportunity to highlight a different health observance, our ability to raise awareness shouldn’t stop at the end of the month. We encourage you to take charge of your health and use the following information listed in this email to advocate for you and your loved ones.