22 August 2011
Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Made with Love by HiLLjO at 9:21 PM
I found some sad and shocking facts about the rates or ovarian cancer, which is the deadliest form of ladies-only cancers:
Ovarian Cancer Statistics
In 2007 (the most recent year numbers are available)—
20,749 women in the United States were diagnosed with ovarian cancer.†
14,621 women in the United States died from ovarian cancer.
†Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2007 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2010.
Bear in mind that the number of women who lose their lives every year from ovarian cancer do not all have a diagnosis of having the cancer. So please, tell your sisters, mothers, aunts, friends and any other ladies you love to keep up on their yearly checkups. They're not fun, but neither is dying from cancer.
I dedicate this post to all my family members who have had cancer. Some include my Dad, Aunt Carrie, Shawn's momma Donna, and many others.
Love & Welcome All
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