Ovarian cancer awareness

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 50, No. 7, September 2008, Page 404 News

The Canadian government has recognized September as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Canada now joins the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia in supporting increased awareness of this disease, which is a leading cause of cancer deaths among Canadian wo­men. One in 70 Canadian women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime. 

As there is currently no population screening test for the disease like those for breast or cervical cancers, diag­nosis and early intervention rely on awareness of symptoms. 

Ovarian Cancer Canada provides support to women living with ovarian cancer and their families, promotes awareness among well women and health professionals, and raises funds for research. Anyone wanting to volunteer, attend the Voices of Hope conference, or join the Winners Walk of Hope is invited to call 1 877 413-7970 or visit www.ovariancanada.org or www.winnerswalkofhope.ca.

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