Thank you to Social Media Outreach for supporting Ovarian Cancer…the “silent killer”.
As the blogger writes,
…many public relations campaigns are working to help educate the public…[a] woman who knows the symptoms and risks is much more likely to get tested and treated early on, thus dramtically increasing her chance for survival.
Thank you for posting this…it’s just one more reason why other big groups need to remember that teal should become one of your favorite colors.
“The Silent Killer”
Sound scary? It should.
Ovarian cancer, known among medical personnel as the “silent killer” is the most fatal type of female reproductive cancer. Approximately 14,000 women die of ovarian cancer each year, making it the fifth most fatal cancer overall.
For Kimberly Nasief-Westergren of Measure CP, a customer experience management, brand auditing and mystery shopping firm, these statistics are personal. Her mother passed away from ovarian cancer earlier this year.
For this reason, Measure CP fully supports ovarian cancer research and public education.
Ovarian cancer is known as the silent killer because many women aren’t diagnosed until it’s too late. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are so mild, they are frequently overlooked or misdiagnosed.
Some common symptoms include:
· Lower abdominal pain
· Abnormal menstrual cycles
· Weight gain or loss
· Vaginal bleeding
· Feeling full quickly…
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