Navigation Links
Ovarian Cancer Survivor Recalls The Impulse That May Have Saved Her Life
Date:6/12/2013

town center and around all the sports fields in the area. Last year, her son’s Cub Scout Pack 180 tied ribbons all down Main Street and the local Brownie troop pitched in by tying ribbons to mailboxes (after getting approval from locals). “I gave the kids 120 ribbons,” she said. “I can’t even tell you how many other ribbons were put up in the area. It was a lot.” This September, she hopes to add Crosswicks, NJ to the areas being "tealed."

Tying ribbons may not sound like anything particularly special in a world loaded with fun runs, walk-a-thons, golf outings, and extravagant events. But ovarian cancer has long been an under-the-radar disease, one that people rarely talk about. “That’s why I believe so strongly in the campaign,” said Veiga. “The ribbons are the visual. We want draw people’s attention to ovarian cancer,” she said.

For women who are fortunate enough to have their cancer found early, about 94 percent live longer than five years after diagnosis. Unfortunately, most cases are diagnosed in the later stages. “If you don’t get ovarian cancer diagnosed in the early stage, your odds of successful treatment aren’t as good," Veiga said. "It's heart-breaking."

Ovarian cancer symptoms are often not taken seriously because they are so similar to many common complaints. The signs of ovarian cancer include feeling bloated, abdominal or pelvic discomfort, nausea/gas/indigestion, frequent urination, back pain, fatigue and post-menopausal vaginal bleeding. If any of these signs are new and persist daily for more than two weeks, they could be an early warning of ovarian cancer and you should see a gynecologist or gynecologic oncologist.

“Looking back, I realize I did have some symptoms, but I didn’t know they might be connected to ovarian cancer,” Veiga says. “That’s why I do what I do and keep yakking about the importance of knowing the signs of the disease. I want everyone to be as lucky as I was.”


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
2. U.S. Panel Rejects Ovarian Cancer Screening
3. UC Irvine study finds racial, economic disparities in ovarian cancer care, survival
4. Internationally known expert in ovarian cancer to be honored at the ASCO Annual Meeting
5. The prevention of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer by PGD is feasible
6. Fertility preservation with cryopreservation of ovarian tissue: from experimental to mainstream
7. Ovarian Transplants May Preserve Fertility in Young Cancer Survivors
8. Benefit of PET and PET/CT in ovarian cancer is not proven
9. Mechanisms of acquired chemoresistance in ovarian cancer identified
10. U.S. Panel Rejects Ovarian Cancer Screens for Low-Risk Women
11. Simple ovarian cancer symptom survey that checks for 6 warning signs may improve early detection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2015)... World T.E.A.M. Sports’ best-attended Face of ... last decade arrived in this historic Civil War community ... from the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The annual ride ... able-bodied participants work together to successfully complete the journey. ... commitment and sacrifices by military veterans in their defensive ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 ... Hinds, Eric Gladen’s documentary Trace Amounts, and Allison Folmar, ... annual autism conference held internationally. , On Sunday, May ... Is recovery from autism possible?" Are you interested in ... You’re In There: winning our war against autism ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... CA (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 Today, ... New Cireson Platform to strengthen core ... offers customers a choice to consume Microsoft System Center ... Hyper-V on premise , Company transitioning from ... , Continuous innovation with expanding new solutions ...
(Date:5/3/2015)... Clarkston, Metamora, Michigan (PRWEB) May 03, 2015 ... ‘Like’ mark on their Facebook page. , ... patients on the many services the Practice has, it’s ... current events. , Women’s Excellence has a very strong ... +, Pinterest, Instagram and You Tube. , Women’s ...
(Date:5/3/2015)... Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN), the leading Indiana ... (BCS) has selected IFN as a fiber transport provider. ... and working relationship with IFN has been great, but ... get with IFN. I like dealing with an ... and operates as a local community business partner.” , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gettysburg Welcomes Arriving Face of America Riders with Gala Celebration 2Health News:Gettysburg Welcomes Arriving Face of America Riders with Gala Celebration 3Health News:Gettysburg Welcomes Arriving Face of America Riders with Gala Celebration 4Health News:Perhaps the most important information families touched by autism will ever hear is available this month at international conference in Chicago 2Health News:Perhaps the most important information families touched by autism will ever hear is available this month at international conference in Chicago 3Health News:Perhaps the most important information families touched by autism will ever hear is available this month at international conference in Chicago 4Health News:Cireson Unveils New Microsoft Cloud & System Center Strategy 2Health News:Cireson Unveils New Microsoft Cloud & System Center Strategy 3Health News:Cireson Unveils New Microsoft Cloud & System Center Strategy 4Health News:Bank Computer Services, Inc Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC as Fiber Transport Provider 2Health News:Bank Computer Services, Inc Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC as Fiber Transport Provider 3
... March 22 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that middle-age ... less likely to suffer from heart disease over their lives. ... high-fiber diets to lower rates of high blood pressure, obesity ... to the conclusion after studying the results of a 2003-2008 ...
... to be female, suffer from a neurological or mental disorder, ... in the March issue of the Journal of the ... alcohol abuse by the perpetrator plays a substantial role and ... professor of environmental and occupational health sciences at the University ...
... To help continue its internationally recognized work in Lewy ... awarded Mayo Clinic a $1 million gift, pledged over four ... Alzheimer,s and Parkinson,s diseases , is the second ... VIDEO ALERT: Additional audio and video resources, including ...
... 22 (HealthDay News) -- A low-cost screening test detected potentially ... children and teens in a pilot study. The findings ... for heart conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest ... said in a hospital news release. Researchers found that ...
... (March 22, 2011) When physical therapy and drugs fail to ... fusion surgery as a last resort, but two new studies ... involved, artificial disc replacement may give better long-term results at ... 49 percent lower, and four years out from surgery, artificial ...
... Salamon HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, March 21 ... presumably have more opportunities for tanning -- are nearly ... cancer melanoma as their poorest counterparts, a new study ... incidence, ultraviolet (UV) light exposure and socioeconomic status, scientists ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Elderly victims of abuse often use alcohol or drugs, study says 2Health News:Gift will allow Mayo researchers to explore cause of dementia in the elderly 2Health News:Gift will allow Mayo researchers to explore cause of dementia in the elderly 3Health News:Screening Seems to Catch Dangerous Heart Condition in Kids 2Health News:For back, neck pain, artificial disc replacement has cost, outcome advantages over fusion surgery 2Health News:For back, neck pain, artificial disc replacement has cost, outcome advantages over fusion surgery 3Health News:Richer White Women More Prone to Melanoma, Study Finds 2Health News:Richer White Women More Prone to Melanoma, Study Finds 3
(Date:5/4/2015)... SAN DIEGO , May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... an oncology company focused on the clinical development ... pre-clinical data showing mitochondria-specific effects of the Company,s ... significantly enhanced anti-tumor activity when combined with a ... study found ME-344 to be a potent inhibitor ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... 4, 2015 The Pharmacy Workforce Center recently ... that pharmacy has shifted toward a female-dominated profession. With ... managers, there is an incredible opportunity for women to ... decade. In a new blog post ... Insights , Eden Sulzer, director of the Women ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... -- NeuroSigma ® , Inc. (NeuroSigma), a California ... study of its Thin Film Nitinol (TFN) flow diverter were ... at the 53 rd Annual Meeting of the American ... A copy of the study abstract can be accessed via ... Mayo Clinic was primarily funded through a Small Business Technology ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MEI Pharma's Mitochondrial Inhibitor ME-344 Shows Enhanced Anti-Tumor Activity in Combination with Tyrosine-Kinase Inhibitor in Pre-Clinical Studies 2MEI Pharma's Mitochondrial Inhibitor ME-344 Shows Enhanced Anti-Tumor Activity in Combination with Tyrosine-Kinase Inhibitor in Pre-Clinical Studies 3MEI Pharma's Mitochondrial Inhibitor ME-344 Shows Enhanced Anti-Tumor Activity in Combination with Tyrosine-Kinase Inhibitor in Pre-Clinical Studies 4MEI Pharma's Mitochondrial Inhibitor ME-344 Shows Enhanced Anti-Tumor Activity in Combination with Tyrosine-Kinase Inhibitor in Pre-Clinical Studies 5Cardinal Health Expert Discusses Latest Research On Gender Gap In Pharmacy 2Cardinal Health Expert Discusses Latest Research On Gender Gap In Pharmacy 3NeuroSigma's Thin Film Nitinol Flow Diverting Stent Results Presented at the American Society of Neuroradiology Meeting 2NeuroSigma's Thin Film Nitinol Flow Diverting Stent Results Presented at the American Society of Neuroradiology Meeting 3NeuroSigma's Thin Film Nitinol Flow Diverting Stent Results Presented at the American Society of Neuroradiology Meeting 4
Freedom of movement - plus full circle, maximum radiation protection. No other full circle radiation protection design approaches the level of comfort of the VestSkirt, which divides weight between t...
... Cryo System is the first in portability and performance. ... surgeons who need a flexible, portable system with the ... CTU attaches easily to an "E" size tank and ... cryo to where it is needed.,The CTU Travel Case ...
... an easy-to-use, workflow-based system designed to save you ... of the SleepWorks software and either the Connex ... systems can be used for a complete range ... full EEG recording - and have superior signal ...
... Merci Retrieval System is made up of ... Merci Microcatheter and the Merci Balloon Guide ... Once the location of the clot has ... Guide Catheter is inserted through a small ...
Medicine Products: