In Kay’s memory. Information on Ovarian Cancer

This information came in an email from my cousin Valencia. After a 2-1/2 year battle with ovarian cancer,
her wonderful Mom Kyung Hi “Kay” Booth passed away. She asked us, in her mother’s memory to pass on these facts on Ovarian Cancer…something all women should know.

  • Ovarian cancer is the 4th leading cancer killer among American women, and is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers.

  • If diagnosed in its early stage, the chance of survival is 90%.

  • Over 75% of cases will be diagnosed in the late stages, resulting in a five year survival of less then 30%.

  • Unlike breast and cervical cancer,
    there’s no reliable screening method for detecting ovarian cancer, nor
    any real test at the present designed to catch it before it spreads.

  • A pelvic examination should be performed every one to three years for women aged 18 to 39 and every year for women over the age of 40.

Early recognition of symptoms is the best way to save women’s lives. Early symptoms may include:

  • Bloating, a feeling of fullness, gas
  • Frequent or urgent urination
  • Nausea, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea
  • Menstrual disorders, pain during intercourse
  • Fatigue, backaches.

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

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