Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September is...

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

Many of you may know this is a cause very near and dear to me, and the statistic I'll toss out this year is:

* The overall five-year relative survival rate for all women with ovarian cancer is 46 percent.
* However, the survival rate improves greatly to 93 percent if the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage before it has spread. Only 19 percent of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at this local stage.

If you, your sister, your mom, (etc. etc.) are diagnosed early enough, the survival rate is FAR greater than the later stage diagnoses. If you don't know the symptoms, it's hard to know the questions to ask a doctor and to catch the disease early.

Friday, September 4th, is National Teal Day. "Teal is the ovarian cancer community’s color and serves as a reminder that ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all the cancers of the reproductive system and a leading cause of cancer death among women." (ovariancancer.org)

I hope you wear teal on Friday!

Oh, and by the way, I REALLY want this shirt. :) Perhaps when I finally get paid...

P.S. I am getting pretty darn good at making up songs for pretty much anything for my class.

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