Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is National Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is the 9th leading cause of cancer in women and the 5th leading cause of cancer deaths. The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for ovarian cancer in the United States are for 2009:

21,550 new cases of ovarian cancer
14,600 deaths from ovarian cancer

Click American Cancer Societieslink and read to find out more information such as risk factors, sypmtoms, and preventative measures. I use theACS website frequently for great information that doesn't come across as too scary, Just the facts. Feel free to share this website with others.