The Link: Ovarian Cancer

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This September newsletter marks the proposed designation from the White House as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  This House simple resolution (noted as H. Res. 301) was introduced back in 2012 President Obama. As of July 16, 2013, it is now awaiting congressional committee for approval before it is submitted to the House of Representatives.

Additional information about the tracking of this bill can be found on the link below:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hres301

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Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

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Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer (find it on the ipl2)

The Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer can be undetected in women and thus display a silent or whisper effect of battling this disease before it progresses to a dangerous level.  These symptoms shown in the image above are indicators that women should immediately go to their gynecologist for a proper examination.

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NEW! 5 Ovarian Cancer Warning Signs, Pt 1

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/5-ovarian-cancer-warning-signs-pt-1

Television Talk Show Host and Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Oz, also known as “Dr. Oz,” provides sources on his website regarding Ovarian Cancer.  He provides a video on the five warning signs of this disease along with a tip sheet to the symptoms mentioned previously along with recognizing a person’s family history of Ovarian Cancer as well.  Check out the link below to review

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Just Diagnosed? (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.ovariancancer.org/just-diagnosed/

This website gives information for women who have just been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer.   On this website are resources that can be used for the following: (1) education and information, (2) finding a doctor, (3) support for patient, caregivers and family, (4) genetics testing and research, (5) financial and legal support, (6) clinical trials and, (7) end of life care.   Additionally, this source also contains a link to an ovarian cancer quiz, which can be helpful for women to determine if their symptoms are leaning towards a potential positive diagnosis of this disease.

Ovarian Cancer Quiz

http://www.ovariancancer.org/quiz/

Stages of Ovarian Cancer

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What you need to know about Ovarian Cancer (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/ovary/page3

This National Cancer Institute booklet gives information about Ovarian Cancer.  The section on understanding cancer outlines the process or stages that your body goes through when cancer cells grow.  Here you will also find information about benign and malignant tumors, benign and malignant cysts and the way “ovarian cancer can invade, shed, or spread to other organs.

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How is Ovarian Cancer Staged? (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-staging

This resource gives a comprehensive look at the stages of ovarian cancer.  It explains what staging is and why it is so important.  It also explains the AJCC/TNM system which “describes the extent of the primary tumor (T), the absence or presence of metastasis to nearby lymph nodes (N), and the absence or presence of distant metastasis (M).”

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Types and Stages of Ovarian Cancer (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.ovarian.org/types_and_stages.php

Ovarian.org is dedicated to empower people through educating them about ovarian cancer.  This section of the site outlines the different types of ovarian cancer and the stages of the disease.  It also provides information about the three most common cell types where cancerous ovarian tumors can begin.

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Treatment (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.ovariancancer.org/about-ovarian-cancer/treatment/

This section of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance gives information about “navigating and understanding treatment options are critical for an ovarian cancer patient’s survival.”  It details what you can expect during different stages of treatment, as well as the various treatment options available to someone with ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Survival Rate

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What is the Survival Rate for Ovarian Cancer? (find it on the ipl2)

Ovarian Cancer causes more deaths in women, than any other type of cancer affecting the reproductive system. In the United States, it is mandatory for doctors to report any diagnosis of cancer to the state registry board. The survival rate of Ovarian Cancer is determined by various different factors. Let’s explore them!

Check out the American Cancer Society, to learn more about Ovarian Cancer here: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-survival-rates

Statistics

The Ovarian Cancer survival rates are in lower numbers, than other cancers that affect women.

–       There is a five-year survival rate that is 44 percent, and varies depending on an individual’s stage of diagnosis.

–       Ovarian Cancer victims have a higher chance of surviving, if they are diagnosed at an early stage.

–       In 2013, the American Cancer Society predicted about 22,240 new cases of Ovarian Cancer will be diagnosed and 14,030 women will die from it.

–       The American Cancer Society reported in 2013, 93% of women diagnosed in early stages, survive five years.

 

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Check out the Ovarian Cancer website for more details and information here:

http://www.ovariancancer.org/about-ovarian-cancer/statistics/

 

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If you have any questions or concerns about Ovarian Cancer, please contact your Physician or visit/call the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s website here:

http://www.cancercenter.com/about-us/contact-us/

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In the News: Back to School 2013

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It’s that time of year again…Time to prepare for going back to school.  Families all over the country are beginning to get their children ready to return to school.  For some this may mean packing their children up and moving them into their first college dorm, while for others this may mean shopping for back to school clothing and supplies.  The resources below provide a look at Back to School Shopping, health, and Common Core and how this is effecting  families all over the country.

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Back to School Countdown (find it on the ipl2)

http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/back_school.html#cat169

This resource provides valuable information about heading back to school.  Whether you have a child heading back to an elementary or middle school you can find links to information about how to help your child deal with first day jitters, helping with homework, after school snacks and getting involved at school.  There are also many kid friendly links providing a lot of wonderful insights and back to school tips!

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5 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping (find it on the ipl2)

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/BacktoSchool/ways-save-back-school-shopping/story?id=14329474

“School is starting soon, and you know it costs money for children to be prepared with books, clothes, supplies and the just the right backpack.”  This resource provides 5 great tips on how to save money when you do your back to school shopping.  Read on and SAVE!

 

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Tax Breaks for Back to School Shoppers (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/52672847#52672847

This video resource provides insightful information about the tax breaks being offered to back to school shoppers.  “Back to school shopping is the second biggest retail event behind Christmas sales, and a growing number of states are offering a sales-tax break on school supplies as an incentive to spend. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports.”

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Back to School Health Check List (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Back_to_School_Health/

This site provides information about making a healthy start back to school.  This resource covers immunizations, reducing anxiety and special health concerns.  Read on to find out what you need to do to help your child start their year off right.

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health/index.shtml

There are many sites that provide resources dedicated to helping your child make a physically healthy start back to school, but this site, the National Institute for Mental Health, is dedicated to the mental health of your child.  Read on to learn more about how you can help a child coping with ADHD, Autism, Depression, OCD and the development of a young brain.

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Understanding the Common Core (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.centerforpubliceducation.org/Main-Menu/Policies/Understanding-the-Common-Core

This resource supplies the public with a lot of great information about the Common Core Standards newly implemented by 45 of the 50 United States. There articles both praising and critiquing the Common Core and what this means for a K-12 student about to head back to school.

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The Link: The Royal Baby Brings About Change!

Late last month the world welcomed a new addition to the Royal Family.  This list of resources will keep you up to date with the baby news.  There are also resources dedicated to revealing the traditional and not so traditional ways people have celebrated the birth of the Royal Baby, His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge, George Alexander Louis.

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Royal Baby News

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.dukeandduchessofcambridge.org/focus2/royal-baby

This resource is dedicated to providing information about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Most recently the site is providing up-to-date information about the Royal Birth and information and photographs about past Royal Births.

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William and Kate Name Their Baby George (find it on ipl2)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23443504

This resource provides up-to-date information about the Royal Baby, including the history behind the traditional royal name chosen for their son.

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The Current Royal Family (find it on ipl2)

http://www.royal.gov.uk/ThecurrentRoyalFamily/Overview.aspx

This resource delivers information about the history of the monarchy and todays Royal Family. In this section, links are available to background information on each member of the current Royal Family. There are also links leading to information about The Royal Family Name, the difference between a Royal House and a surname, and the order of succession.

The Role of Social Media

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NEW! Royal Baby Buzz Takes Social Media by Storm

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-international/Royal-Baby-Buzz-on-Social-Media-Tweets-storify-memes-kate-will-216452221.html

This source gives images of Twitter tweets from people all over the world. Some of the responses were congratulatory and some are humorous as well. One of the funniest images on this website includes a royal golden throne, but it is not what your think. Take a look at this image.

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Covering the Royal Baby Story (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0376ncs

This site discusses how the media in the United Kingdom conveyed fresh ideas to cover the important topic of the Royal Baby story. There is an accompanying 30-minute podcast that describes the factor in considering which news angle was relevant for this news story of a royal heir.

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NEW! News of Birth of Royal Baby Born in Social Media Age Announced on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Google Plus

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/news-birth-royal-baby-born-2079184

This resource discusses the process of the royal baby’s birth announcement along with the social media sources that were used to convey this news. Social Media examples used in this article included Twitter, Clarence House Google Plus (under the Prince of Wales), and the Monarchy’s Instagram site.

NEW! Britain’s Royal Baby Arrives

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57595091/prince-william-and-kate-debut-royal-baby-boy/

The resource link above is a video of all of the activities regarding the birth of the first child to Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge. The newborn boy, who is third in line to the heir of the English throne, was recently named Prince George Alexander Louis.

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How the World Learns About a Royal Baby’s Birth (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2013/07/22/how-the-world-will-learn-about-royal-babys-birth

This resource describes how a Royal Baby’s birth is traditionally announced. This details the method of announcement prior to social media like Facebook and Twitter. However, today the Royal Baby gets to have a hash tag and time-honored-royal-traditions!

Traditions and Celebrations

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BBC News, Royal Baby: Gun Salutes Mark Royal Birth at Tower of London (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23425326

This video recourse shows the 41-gun salute, which marked the birth of the Royal Baby!

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New! Commemorative China to Mark the Royal Birth

http://metro.co.uk/2013/07/25/royal-baby-celebrate-the-birth-of-prince-george-with-a-195-commemorative-cup-3898188/

This site details how the birth of a royal isn’t just exciting. The birth of the Royal Prince will actually help to boost the economy! The Royal Collection Trust has released commemorative china to celebrate the birth of the Royal Baby. The proceeds from the sale of the items will go to preserve and upkeep the palace and art collections.

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New! How Kate and Will Break with Tradition

http://globalnews.ca/news/736296/the-royal-baby-how-will-and-kate-are-breaking-with-tradition/

This site details the ways in which Kate and Will have broken with tradition, when it comes to the Royal Baby. While the baby was welcomed into the world with the traditional 41-gun salute, this article gives several of examples of more modernized choices that Will and Kate have made when it comes to their little bundle of joy!

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Royal Babies: Five Things You Didn’t Know (find it on the ipl2)

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/16/world/europe/five-things-to-know-about-royal-baby/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

This resource outlines 5 little known facts about the traditions surrounding the births of royal babies. Some of these might surprise you! This article details facts about where royal babies have been born and who was in the delivery room. Read on to find out who the first monarch was to use anesthesia during childbirth, and why royal babies do not need a surname!

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