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

New resources that will be added to the ipl2 are noted NEW! All other resources can already be found in the ipl2 collection.

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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Image retrieved from the website of Dr. Oz used via a Creative Commons license.

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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Image created by Melinda Wheeler via a Creative Commons License.

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.

 

Image created by Melinda Wheeler via a Creative Commons License.

Image created by Melinda Wheeler via a Creative Commons License.

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

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

 

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Image created by Melinda Wheeler via a Creative Commons License.

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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