Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
September marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, a crucial time to delve into understanding this disease and to share vital knowledge with the women in your life. Ovarian Cancer ranks as one of the most concerning cancers affecting women, and becoming informed can lead to empowered choices.
As with any cancer, early detection is paramount in managing ovarian cancer effectively. Take a moment to learn the risk factors associated with Ovarian Cancer and explore ways to reduce these risks.
- Age: The risk increases as women get older, especially after menopause.
- Family History: A family history of ovarian or breast cancer heightens vulnerability.
- Reproductive History: Women who never carry a pregnancy or have their first full-term pregnancy after 35 have a higher risk.
- Hormone Replacement Therapy: Long-term use of Hormone Replacement Therapy after menopause increases the risk.
- Diet: Obesity increases the risk.
Tips to Reduce Risk:
- Stay physically active
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat more whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables
- Recognize any changes or symptoms and consult a healthcare professional promptly.
- Speak to your doctor to schedule regular gynecologic check-ups.
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