Did you know that over 22,000 women in the United States alone will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year? I know this is a scary statistic, but in order to help more women we need to be aware of the early signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
If you, or someone your know, feel these signs for more than 2 weeks, see a doctor. You have to be your own advocate because there is no screening test for this horrible disease.
The signs include:
Bloating, constipation, fatigue, low back pain, frequency and urgency of urination, feeling full, abdominal and pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, persistent, gastrointestinal complaints such as gas, indigestion and nausea.
There are other signs like pain during intercourse too. Do not be ashamed to talk about these signs. I had them all and for some reason felt embarrassed to tell people. I thought it was just me. I thought I was just overly sensitive and needed to stop complaining. I wasn’t. I had cancer growing in me. It was silently killing me.
With ovarian cancer survival comes many risks and the quality of your life can be affected. This isn’t what the doctors tell you. It’s all good though because I am alive and grateful for what I do have. I really can’t complain because I have been blessed with miracles, especially my three beautiful children❤.
When I was first diagnosed the only way I can describe it is having an outer body experience. They told me I had cancer, but I thought to myself, “I must have heard them wrong. I can’t have cancer. I already had cancer. Who gets two rare cancers before they turn 40 years old?”
I did. I was uneducated. I didn’t know the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. To tell you the truth, I had a hysterectomy (partial) in college due to pre-cervical cancer. I didn’t even know what ovarian cancer was or that I could even get it.
All the nurses who did my Pap smears said it happens in older women and that there was no test for it. At one point, my doctor stopped doing Pap smears (which by the way don’t detect ovarian cancer). Another doctor I went to was shocked to find out that doctor said I NEVER needed another Pap. Had I been educated on the symptoms I would have been a better advocate for myself sooner.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and part of my mission is to educate women all about the early signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
My foundation Cancer Core Recovery Project®, a non-profit, 501 (c)(3), supports survivors of Ovarian Cancer by providing educational books, retreats, workshops and online courses so they can enjoy a better quality of life.
My goal and mission this year is to raise $489,280, so I can get my book, Cancer Core Recovery®: A Survivor’s Guide, in the hands of the 22,240 women in the U.S.A. diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
For printing and shipping, each book costs $44. It includes over 200 exercises with online instructional videos, and coloring and journaling pages.
Can you gift my book and help a survivor of ovarian cancer enjoy a better quality of life by giving a donation to my foundation?
Please help me raise money to get my book to those who need it most.
You can learn all about the book, see a sample instructional video, read the medical testimonials, plus hear from other ovarian and breast cancer survivors who are already using my guide as a way to being their recovery process on my fundraising site page:
Thank you so much for supporting me on my big mission to help survivors of ovarian cancer!
Love and hugs,