Giving teal blue it’s due

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  Now all cancer is scary, but this one can sneak up on a person.  There’s no mammogram, no palpable lump to alert you to its presence.  In fact, the symptoms are easily ascribed to other very common ailements.

* Bloating
* Pelvic or abdominal pain
* Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
* Urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency)

Sound like something you might have?  Right.  All of us have those symptoms from time to time.  So here’s the deal.  If you have any of these symptoms for longer than 2 weeks, go see your doctor.  Seriously.

For more information, check out Teal Toes, a website dedicated to information about Ovarian Cancer.

Crossposted at ThrowsLikeAGirl

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3 Responses to Giving teal blue it’s due

  1. bcjenster says:

    Ovarian cancer is so very scary. My husband’s grandmother died of ovarian cancer 30+years ago and thank God they’ve come a long way since then. But not nearly far enough. I was thrilled to have mine removed last year for this very reason.

  2. bcjenster says:

    Kelly Ripa is on Good Morning America talking about Ovarian Cancer with a doctor. I knew I liked her. :o)

  3. whymommy says:

    Thanks for the reminder! Mind if I repost this on my blog?

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