Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Mother's Day..

Mother's Day is difficult for me. Even though I have beautiful children, and celebrate that I am a mother, I miss my Mom..

Another beautiful baby was born in March. A little girl with dark hair and sparkling eyes.. I think often how mom would have had so much fun with all these little babies..

I so hope that my beautiful granddaughters won't have to worry about ovarian cancer. I read of new breakthroughs often, but they're still "maybes". No cure.. No early detection..

Our only hope for now is to spread the word. Every woman needs to know the symptoms of this horrible cancer so we know how to act on it. Early detection is still the key to survival.

Please educated yourselves and others about ovarian cancer. Mom would've liked that.....


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(written September of 2005) I have learned much in the last nine months. I have read that ovarian cancer whispers. I say it screams. It just needs someone to listen. The American Cancer Society statistics for ovarian cancer estimate that there will be 22,220 new cases and 16,210 deaths in 2005. This is a death rate FOUR TIMES that of breast cancer.Almost 70 percent of women with the common epithelial ovarian cancer are not diagnosed until the disease is advanced in stage. The 5-year survival rate for these women is only 15 to 20 percent. This is unacceptable. Women need to be made more aware of the symptoms, and doctors need to listen to their patients. Especially when the patient tells them that they fear they have ovca, as my mother did for almost a year before she was finally diagnosed. It’s so sad and senseless when a woman knows the symptoms but can’t get anyone to listen to what she is saying.