- About Us
- Patients, Families & Visitors
- Health Professionals
- Research & Training
- Ways to Give
|About Us||Patients, Families & Visitors||For Health Professionals||Careers||Research & Training||Ways to Give|
May 8, 2013
On this day, 26 ovarian cancer organizations from 17 countries around the world will unite to educate their communities about ovarian cancer and its symptoms. For women living with the disease, and their families and friends, World Ovarian Cancer Day will build a sense of solidarity in the fight against the disease.
Staff at LHSC's London Regional Cancer Program supporting World Ovarian Cancer Day.
Ovarian cancer is diagnosed annually in more than 220,000 women, and is responsible for 140,000 deaths each year. Statistics show that just 45% of women with ovarian cancer are likely to survive for five years compared to up to 89% of women with breast cancer.
JOIN THE PLEDGE to help spread the word about Ovarian cancer.
LHSC's North Tower lit up in teal to support World Ovarian Cancer Day.
Birth control pills, term pregnancies, breast feeding, tubal ligation, removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes if risk is high. If you will be having gynecologic surgery, speak with your doctor about removal of the fallopian tubes. The most common ovarian cancer may originate in the fallopian tubes.
Have a pelvic exam every year. Let your doctor know if you have had symptoms that are new for more than three weeks and sk about:
Ovarian Cancer Canada website: http://ovariancanada.org/