SC is really all about charity work, and having fun in the process. I'm officially not on any boards for 2010. I got burned out. I need a year to just be a guest not on the committee working. Plus, I really want to try to finish my next novel and raise money for a Foundation I've started. Don't forget I'm willing to donate books and lend support-I just donated to The Junior League in Philadelphia. But I'm getting off topic.
Entertaining House has a SIL who is losing her battle with Ovarian Cancer. Ladies this affects us in a silent deadly way. So I want to share some of her blog with you. Please find the entire post here Click here
Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors:
Studies have found the following risk factors for ovarian cancer:
Family history of cancer: Women who have a mother, daughter, or sister with ovarian cancer have an increased risk of the disease. Also, women with a family history of cancer of the breast, uterus, colon, or rectum may also have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Personal history of cancer: Women who have had cancer of the breast, uterus, colon, or rectum have a higher risk of ovarian cancer.
Age over 55: Most women are over age 55 when diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Never pregnant: Older women who have never been pregnant have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Health and lifestyle: Ovarian cancer is more prevalent in North American and European white Caucasian females because their diets are higher in animal fats.
Likewise being overweight and obesity are contributing factors.
The Following are Ovarian Cancer Symptoms:
Early ovarian cancer may not cause obvious symptoms. But, as the cancer grows, symptoms may include:
- Pressure or pain in the abdomen, pelvis, back, or legs
- A swollen or bloated abdomen
- Nausea, indigestion, gas, constipation, or diarrhea
- Feeling very tired all the time
- Shortness of breath
- Feeling the need to urinate often
- Unusual vaginal bleeding (heavy periods, or bleeding after menopause)
On a much lighter note: I'm going to see It's Complicated tonight with Husband and our friends. Nancy Meyer is my new BFF-she just doesn't know it yet!