Don't Die of Ovarian Cancer. Please.

Hi ladies.  I am writing you today because I love you.  I don't want you to die from ovarian cancer.  Cancer sucks, and it doesn't discriminate.  It doesn't care how young you are, how fit you are, how successful you are, how busy your life is.  In one fell swoop it can bring you to your knees and change the course of your life.

It's September, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  It's important to know the symptoms of this cancer, because early detection can mean the difference between dying and surviving.  

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
  • Feeling the need to urinate urgently or often

I found my ovarian tumor during yoga.  I was in bow pose, and I rolled over my gigantic tumor.  I thought it was a stomach muscle.  I bragged to my doctor about it.  Look how fit I am! Feel this muscle, doc!

It wasn't muscle.

I had some bloating (dear goodness, who doesn't!), I have NEVER had trouble eating, and I always had some sort of pelvic issues, so I swept that off to "woman issues".  

That is part of the problem with ovarian cancer, it's a bit sneaky and hard to self diagnose. You can find out more information here.

Please, I beg you, share this information.  Send this link to your best friend, your Mom, your colleagues.  Let's not lose any more spectacular women to this stupid disease. 

I love you.  I want you around for a GOOD LONG TIME.   Please share.