Sunday, September 9, 2012

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

This is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, but there are many cancers that need our attention.  There isn't anyone who hasn't been touched by a cancer; either you, a family member, or a friend.

Many of you may have watched, Stand Up to Cancer.  This is what we have to do stand up to cancer.  Ovarian cancer took my mother because it wasn't detected soon enough, so I have listed the symptoms below.

Many of these symptoms can be causes for other problems, and because there are no sure tests for ovarian cancer you must be vigilant, especially those who have a history of ovarian cancer. 

  • Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating
  • Pelvic discomfort or pain
  • Persistent indigestion, gas or nausea
  • Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
  • Changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate
  • Loss of appetite or quickly feeling full
  • Increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist
  • A persistent lack of energy
  • Low back pain

  • Thank you for visiting my blog this Sunday, and have a wonderful week.

    Best wishes,

    Sandra K. Marshall


    Stacey Joy Netzel said...

    Thanks for the post, Sandy. Please say prayers for my Aunt Reesa who is battling this right now.

    Sorry about your mom, and hope you're feeling better after the darn flu.

    Sandy said...

    Stacey, your Aunt Reesa definitely is getting prayers from me for her.

    I'm doing much better.

    Isis Rushdan said...

    Glad you're doing better, Sandy.

    This is such an important topic and a great post.

    I'm saying a prayer for Stacey's Aunt Reesa.

    KT BISHOP said...

    I admire you Sandy for standing up to fight. I also admire the folks who overcome it!

    Sandy said...

    Thank you, Isis. You're such a sweetie. I hope you and the little one are doing well. Has hubby left yet? Tell him he's in my prayers for a safe return.

    Sandy said...

    Thank you for coming by, KT. This is an important battle.

    Anonymous said...


    My two aunts (not blood related) died of this disease. Also at least 2 friends, and I suspect another but no one would discuss that and I didn't feel I should ask. It's biggest problem is its sneak attack. Thank you for this cautionary post.

    Sandy said...

    Thank you for your comment, Casey. Yes, the sneak attack of ovarian cancer is the biggest problem in catching this disease in the early stages.

    Louise Behiel said...

    My SILs mom died of this disease. She had many of these symptoms but didn't consider them to be worth a doctor's appointment. So sad. thanks for posting important information

    Sandy said...

    Louise, thank you for stopping by. I'm sorry your SIL lost her mom to this horrible disease.

    Historical Writer/Editor said...

    Thanks for posting this. It's important. Years ago, my mother had a huge ovarian tumor. -laura

    Sandy said...

    Thank you for commenting, Laura. I hope the doctors caught your mom's tumor early enough to save her.