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.
cordially invites you to
an informal coffee with
gynecologic cancer survivors, their families and caregivers
Saturday, June 1
Hope Connections for Cancer Support
Turn (right or left depending on which direction you come from) into the FASEB driveway directly south of the intersection of 355/Pooks Hill Road. The entrance sign at the driveway says FASEB.
After you turn into the driveway, make your first left. Wind your way up the hill. There are signs for Beaumont House and Hope Connections on the left. You can park anywhere. We are in a large house on the left. There is lots of parking, and you can park in the parking garage on the side if necessary.
It can be overwhelming trying to keep up with what's new in the ovarian cancer field, and how new discoveries may affect you. At OCRA's National Conference, you can get a front row seat at expert plenary and breakout sessions, where leaders in ovarian cancer science and support will discuss issues relevant to the community. The National Conference is the largest, most trusted conference for ovarian cancer survivors, caregivers and supporters. Don't miss it.
|Sign up by April 30th to take advantage of $185 Early Bird Registration. A limited number of rooms are available at a special discount rate at the Hyatt Regency Seattle.|
Together in Teal® Ending Ovarian Cancer!
Join our colleagues with the Washington, DC metro chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition for their annual Run-Walk on Saturday, May 11 at the Fairfax County Government Center. For more information, go to: https://runwalk.ovarian.org/dcmetro