September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

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%. Recent research suggests that together the four symptoms of: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly and urinary urgency or frequency may be associated with ovarian cancer.

The above paragraph is from the Ovarian Cancer Awareness web site. I mention this because September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This past year I lost a great friend, Terry Ott to this terrible disease. She was a wonderful friend and a great person in every respect and she was far too young to succumb to this horrible disease.

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