May 8 is World Ovarian Cancer Day
On May 8, people around the world raise their voices in the fight against ovarian cancer, the most lethal of women’s cancers.
295,000+ women around the world are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and 184,000+ die from the disease.
Absent a reliable screening test, awareness of the four primary ovarian cancer symptoms is the best defense. These symptoms are:
- DIFFICULTY EATING OR FEELING FULL QUICKLY
- ABDOMINAL OR PELVIC PAIN
- URINARY FREQUENCY OR URGENCY
If you have any of these symptoms for more than two weeks, see a doctor, preferably a gynecologist.
Support the Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Coalition/Rhonda’s Club. Donate today. Thank you.
Coping with COVID-19
The COVID-19 epidemic has unsettled everyone’s life, including forcing OGCC/Rhonda’s Club to postpone several events and classes planned for spring. We intend to re-schedule when public health conditions allow. In the meantime, we’ve compiled the following resources to guide you, especially those in treatment who may have questions about maintaining your treatment schedule, visiting hospitals and doctors’ offices, and similar concerns.
from our national organization, OCRA…
from the Foundation for Women’s Cancer…
from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute….
If current conditions find you shopping online,
Please sign up with at SmileAmazon.com to support Rhonda’s Club at no cost to you every time you shop online at Amazon. Just log onto Smile.Amazon.com and designate the “Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Greater Washington” (that’s us) and Amazon will donate a portion of the money you spend to Rhonda’s Club. We greatly appreciate your support!
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, OCRA’s 2020 National Conference, previously scheduled for July, will now be a virtual event, taking place from September 29-October 2, 2020. For more information, see: https://ocrahope.org/events/conference/