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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, we want to remind you to check your eggs!

6 Sep

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, we want to remind you to check your eggs!

We proudly sponsor Jodi’s Race that takes place every June in memory of Sharon Baumann, the previous GM of our Court Pl location. We lost Sharon in 2014 after her five year battle with Ovarian Cancer. We’ll continue to sponsor & contribute to Jodi’s Race each year, benefiting Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance, to help raise awareness that could potentially save lives.

Sharon Baumann

Wear teal with us every Wednesday for the month of September to help spread awareness!

Westminister location

Know the facts:

A Colorado woman’s chance of developing ovarian cancer is 1 in 73. Over 80% of diagnoses are late stage, metastasized cancer when the chance of surviving more than five years is just 44%. But, if diagnosed at Stage I, a woman’s chance of surviving 5 years increases to 93%.

Know the symptoms:

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Urinary urgency or frequency
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly

The best and truly only defense a woman has is to recognize the symptoms of ovarian cancer, track those symptoms, and advocate for her own health by diligently working with her doctor to rule out ovarian cancer if symptoms are present and persist. If symptoms persist more than two weeks, a woman should see her doctor, preferably a gynecologist, and insist on further testing. Experts suggest a combination of transvaginal ultrasound, pelvic/rectal exam, and CA125 blood test.

SPREAD THE WORD!

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