September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) collaborated with a number of organizations in September to provide additional information and resources on ovarian cancer.
The Massachusetts OvarianCancerAwareness.org Coalition is composed of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, the M. Patricia Cronin Foundation to Fight Ovarian Cancer, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. These organizations have come together to work towards a common goal: increasing awareness of ovarian cancer.Read a press release about the Coalition's activities.
A webcast held on Thursday, September 20, featured panelists from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, The Ovarian Cancer Awareness Coalition, and the M. Patricia Cronin Foundation. Topics included recognizing the signs of ovarian cancer, current research, and available treatments.
"After being diagnosed with advanced (stage 3C) ovarian cancer in 2008, I chose Dana-Farber for my care because I knew about the Institute's cutting-edge approach to cancer care and research..."
It's estimated that more than 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer will be found in 2012. In many cases of this disease, the cancer is not detected until it's advanced. It's important to recognize the symptoms and take early action.
Pass it on. Save a life. Learn more about the disease, symptoms, and risk factors in this short presentation. Help increase awareness about this disease and share it with the women in your life.
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