Ann Harris Smith Foundation

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
OVARIAN CANCER
find more info & source at
ocrfa.org
RISK FACTORS
Many fatctors can increase or decrease a woman's risk of d developing ovarien cancer
INCREASES RISK
FAMILY HISTORY OF BREAST, OVARIAN OR COLON CANCER
GENETIC MUTATIONS, LIKE BRCA
POST-MENOPAUSAL
INCREASED AGE
DECREASES RISK
PREGNANCY
BREASTFEEDING
ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE USE
#1 CAUSE OF GYNECOLOGIC CANCER DEATHS
#5 CAUSE OF CANCER-RELATED DEATH IN WOMEN
#11 MOST COMMON CANCER IN WOMEN
EVERY 23 MINUTES another woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the U.S.
22,000 NEW CASES will be diagnosed each year
14,000 WOMEN will die each year
1 in 75 WOMEN will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime
SURVIVAL RATES
MORTALITY SURVIVAL
YEAR 1 75%
YEAR 10 35%
CURRENTLY THERE IS
NO EARLY DETECTION
TEST FOR
A PAP TEST WILL NOT DETECT OVARIAN CANCER
Most ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed when the disease is advanced
ONLY 15% of cases are diagnosed
KNOW THE SYMPTOMS
BLOATING
DIFFICULTYEATING
PELVIC/ABDOMINAL PAIN
URINARYFREQUENCY
If these symptoms occur for MORE THAN 2 WEEKS and these symptoms are new or unusual for you see a gynecologist and ask about ovarian cancer. Research shows that seeing a gynecologic oncologist for surgery and treatment significantly improves outcornes.
A Life-Saving Legacy... In 2000, Ann Smith, an energetic and vivacious 50 year-old woman from the Johnstown area, was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer. Shortly after her diagnosis Ann and her family organized the first Laurel Auto Group Pro-Am Charity Golf Classic to help raise awareness about ovarian cancer. Ann lost her valiant fight against this silent disease in 2002. Her unwavering commitment to helping others learn about ovarian cancer lives on, stronger today than ever.
Ann Harris Smith Foundation
LAUREL AUTO GROUP
LAUREL AUTO GROUP Charity Golf Classic
The Ann Harris Smith Foundation believes that education is most important to be ovarian self-aware!

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