If you are interested in ovarian cancer – plan to attend this engaging presentation. Learn about ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors to facilitate earlier diagnosis and detection. An open dialogue will also occur between survivors and the audience.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cancer-related cause of death among women in the U.S. and causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. Each year, it is estimated that there are approximately 20,000 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed in the U.S. and more than 15,000 American women die from the disease. The majority of cases are not diagnosed until the disease is far advanced and women’s survival is compromised. Symptoms may not be recognized early enough, and too often, women who are at high-risk are not identified or monitored.
The presentation, which lasts an hour, typically includes three women with diverse backgrounds and diagnoses. The women tell their stories to illustrate the difficulty of early diagnosis and what happened to them as a result, putting a face and voice to the disease.
All of the women presenters have participated in training sponsored by the Alliance. After the presentations, a dialogue is opened between the survivors and the group in attendance to enable direct and substantive interaction. The audience is also given a brief survey to assess their understanding of the disease and the value of the presentation. Local ovarian cancer survivors coordinate all aspects of the free presentations in partnership with the Alliance.
Date: November 10
Location: Meriter Bolz Auditorium, 124 S. Brooks Street, located directly across from Meriter Hospital
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