I had the pleasure of being interviewed by our local television station yesterday. I spoke about ovarian cancer and symptoms to be aware of.
I’m unable to embed the video here, but this is the link to the video clip.
Ovarian cancer will affect around 22,000 women in the United States this year, and close to 16,000 will die from the disease. While it’s the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in women, it is the most deadly of all the gynecologic cancers. Unfortunately, three-quarters of women will be diagnosed at late stages of the disease (stage III and IV), when the cancer has left the confines of the ovary and spread throughout the abdomen – or worse, outside the abdomen.
Being aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and paying attention to your body — really knowing your body — are the messages I wanted to get across in that clip.