Monday, September 3, 2007

a friendly public service announcement

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
According to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the US and fifth leading cause of all cancer deaths among US women. A woman's risk of ovarian cancer is 1 in 67. 22,430 women will be diagnosed with it this year; 15,280 will die from it, and only 50% will survive longer than 5 years.

The numbers are shocking!
As with any cancer, they say that early detection is the key to successful treatment. If diagnosed in the early stages, ovarian cancer patients have a five year survival rate of 90%. The signs and symptoms of this cancer are easy to overlook. What can you do? Become aware,
be informed and listen to your body.

We can't do a lot, but Kerry and I are participating in a, Shop for the Cure fundraiser. We have designed two necklaces to honor and support the research being done in this field. Check back tomorrow to see our designs.