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Friday, September 4, 2009

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

From http://www.ovariancancerawareness.org -
Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women's cancers. Each year, approximately 21,500 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2008, approximately 15,500 women will die in the United States from ovarian cancer. Many women don't seek help until the disease has begun to spread, but if detected at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is more than 93%.

Wear teal today for Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

Visit websites such as ovariancancerawareness.org and ovariancancercalifornia.com to make yourself more aware of the facts and to get involved in educational and/or fundraising events.


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, LW! Here's to awareness and early detection.

Belen Nietes Azucena said...

try to read http://ovariancancerawareness1.com
enjoy reading!!!!

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