National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX– OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of ovarian cancer educational programs for national ovarian cancer awareness month. As the month of September brings ovarian cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated ovarian cancer information throughout the year.

According to statistics from the American Cancer Society (ACS), ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. The ACS estimates that in 2014 there will be approximately 22,000 new cases in the United States and almost 14,270 deaths related to ovarian cancer.[1]

The high death rate associated with ovarian cancer is largely attributed to the fact that the disease is often diagnosed once it has already become advanced, making effective treatment difficult. It’s also important to note, however, that progress is being made in research and in public awareness, as campaigns promote prevention and early detection of ovarian cancer. Staying informed with the latest news on prevention and screening is an important step in reducing your risk of developing ovarian cancer and of detecting disease in its early, most treatable stages. And, should a diagnosis occur, access to current, in-depth treatment information can help you get the best care.

LEARNING MORE ABOUT OVARIAN CANCER

Knowledge is power. Are you facing a new diagnosis, recurrence, living with metastatic disease, or supporting a loved one through their cancer journey?

  • Sign up for monthly newsletters on ovarian cancer here.
  • Get the facts about ovarian cancer here.
  • Join ongoing discussions with other individuals affected by ovarian cancer in the CancerConnect private online ovarian cancer support group here.
  • Follow CancerConnect on Facebook and Twitter.

ASK THE EXPERTS

Straight from Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., to your computer or mobile device, four leading experts in ovarian cancer will broadcast a live, interactive video chat from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014.

The multidisciplinary panel of clinicians, researchers and genetic specialists will discuss the latest in ovarian cancer research and new discoveries in immunotherapy and personalized medicine that are translating into new hope for patients. Topics will also include early detection for those at high risk, genetic predisposition for the disease, resources and advice for survivors and the latest in prevention. Learn more here.

GET SUPPORT

Ovarian Cancer Online Support Group

Reference:

[1] American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2014. Available at http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/webcontent/acspc-042151.pdf. Accessed August 27, 2014.