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September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  15. September 2014

Hauppauge, NY - September 15, 2014 - The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 21,980 new cases of ovarian cancer and approximately 14,270 deaths due to ovarian cancer in the United States in 2014.  According to the New York State Health Department, there are approximately 129 new cases and 79 deaths due to ovarian cancer in Suffolk County each year. New York has the eighth highest rate of ovarian cancer in the United States.
 
Ovarian cancer is sometimes called the silent killer because it is difficult to detect in its early stages. There is no simple way to screen for it. Though ovarian cancer does cause symptoms, those symptoms are often more commonly caused by other conditions. These symptoms include:
  • abdominal swelling or bloating,
  • pelvic pressure or abdominal pain,
  • difficulty eating or feeling full quickly when eating, and/or
  • urinary symptoms (having to go urgently or often). 
Ovarian Cancer Awareness: If you are a woman and notice any new symptoms, such as abdominal swelling or bloating, pelvic pressure or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly when eating, and/or urinary symptoms (having to go urgently or often) that is different from how you usually feel, see your doctor.  For more information, visit:
 
American Cancer Society
 
Want to learn more? Join us for a Lunch and Learn session:
When:                   Wednesday, September 17, 2014
                             12:00 – 12:50 p.m. OR 1:00 – 1:50 p.m.
Where:                 H. Lee Dennison Building Media Room
                             100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Contact:                631-853-8284 OR 631-854-0087
 
The Lunch and Learn program is sponsored by the Suffolk County Office of Women’s Services, the Long Island Chapter of National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and the Cancer Prevention and Health Promotion Coalition!

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