Awareness and Knowledge. Your secret weapon.
Know the warning signs for Ovarian Cancer
Difficulty eating, feeling full quickly
Abdominal or pelvic pain
Frequent or urgent need to urinate
Every 24 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It is the 11th most-common cancer among women and the 5th leading cause of cancer-related deaths.
The vast majority (85%) of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are diagnosed in stages III and IV, just 46% of these women live beyond fve years. However, there is good news... 92% of women diagnosed in the early stages survive over 5 years.
We created this campaign because early diagnosis is key to changing these grim statistics. Because there is no screening test for ovarian cancer, education is essential.
Kathie Luecker was just 54 when diagnosed with ovarian cancer; she died one year later at 55. In 2015, the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Oregon and SW Washington received a bequest from the estate of Katherine Z. Luecker. The Trust Your Gut super hero campaign was created with funds from Kathie’s generous and meaningful gift, and in concert with her wishes for increased awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
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