Sunday, September 1, 2013

September is Gyn Cancer Awareness Month

I designed a QSL card to promote Ovarian Cancer Awarenss, with the help of Jeff, K4JSG QSL Printing Service.   With each contact this month, I hope to send out a QSL card providing education on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.   I hope we have a chance to work on the air, and exchange QSL cards.  If you are not a QSL collector, feel free to pass the card along to family and friends for educational purposes.

Ovarian Cancer is the seventh most common cancer among women.  Symptoms of ovarian cancer include:

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  • Urinary urgency or urinary frequency
Women who have these symptoms almost daily for more than a few weeks should see their doctor, preferably a gynecologist.  Prompt medical evaluation may lead to detection at the earliest possib le stage of the disease.  Early stage diagnosis is associated with an improved prognosis.

You can learn more about ovarian cancer at the Foundation for Women's Cancer .

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