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The Diagnosis Every Woman Dreads – Ovarian Cancer
by Marla Manhart
As a health care practitioner, Trina Hammack knew the statistics. So when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2000 (??), she knew her prognosis was bleak. In 2009, over 21,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and nearly 15,000 of them will die. The fifth leading cause of cancer deaths in women, ovarian cancer is known medically as ‘the silent killer’ because there are often no symptoms and the disease is not discovered until the cancer has spread.
The ovaries are almond-sized organs that produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone and they release eggs during the monthly cycle. After menopause, the ovaries stop releasing eggs and make fewer hormones. Symptoms of ovarian cancer may include abdominal or pelvic pain or pressure… Read More
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