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The symptoms of ovarian cancer may be different for each woman and any one of these symptoms may be caused by noncancerous conditions. 

Studies Show Cancer Survivors’ Physical and Emotional Problems Often Go Untreated ...Cancer survivors don’t have to suffer through many of the physical and emotional side effects that often linger after treatment ends...http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/

Exercise May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk​...Moderate exercise may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, the leading cause of gynecological cancer death. The news comes from a Canadian study...http://www.webmd.com/ovarian-cancer

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About 1 in 70 women in the United States will develop ovarian cancer, and 1 in 100 will die from it.

Unfortunately, most women are not aware of the dangers or symptoms of ovarian cancer, and many do not realize they have a problem until it is too late. 

Ovarian cancer survival rates are much lower than other cancers that affect women. Only 50% of the women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer will survive five years after initial 

diagnosis due to the cancer being at an advanced stage at the time of diagnosis.


Early stage diagnosis is associated with an improved prognosis. We work daily to provide education and support services that assist Georgia residents to identify symptoms and combat the short and long-term effects of this horrific disease.


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Coping with Ovarian Cancer... Receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer from your doctor is just the beginning of a very personal and unique journey for you and your loved ones. This path can be scary at times, and will likely present a variety of emotional and physical ​challenges...http://www.ovarian.org/coping.php

Symptoms

How to Maintain Emotional Wellness When You Have Ovarian Cancer...Many women may live with ovarian cancer for a number of years. That's why it's important to stay as physically and emotionally well as possible. A combination of exercise, such as walking or swimming, and other healthful habits...https://www.urmc.rochester.edu

 If diagnosed with ovarian cancer ask to be referred to a gynecologic oncologist—a doctor who has been trained to treat cancers of a woman’s reproductive system.

All women are at risk for ovarian cancer. There is no way to know for sure if you will get ovarian cancer and there is no known way to prevent it.

​Know your normal.

Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, accounting for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovaries, the egg-releasing and hormone-producing organs of the female reproductive tract. Malignant cells divide and multiply in an abnormal fashion.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer will be 
diagnosed in the United 

States in 2017, and that 14,080 women will 

die from the disease.