Ovarian cancer occurs when cells that are not normal grow in one or both of your ovaries. It most often affects women who are past menopause. Ovarian cancer may cause early symptoms such as bloating, pain in your belly or pelvis, trouble eating, or urinary problems. These symptoms may be common for some women. But the difference with early symptoms of ovarian cancer is that they follow a pattern—sudden, unfamiliar, and frequent. If you have one or more of these symptoms almost daily for more than 2 or 3 weeks, » Read more about: Understanding Ovarian Cancer »
Join us at the “Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer” 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 24th. » Read more about: Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer »
While ovarian cancer is only the ninth most common cancer in women, it is the leading cause of death for cancers of the female reproductive system.
The ovaries are responsible for releasing eggs during ovulation and producing female hormones. Over time, cancerous cells can develop on ovarian tissue. » Read more about: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month »