Healthy Living for Moms Wants to Help More Women Become Aware of Ovarian Cancer

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Healthy Living for Moms is showing their support for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by providing ways to know more about the "Silent Killer". Early detection increases the survival rate of ovarian cancer and knowing the signs and symptoms can help women seek treatment in time.

Healthy Living for Moms, a website devoted to helping mothers live a healthier life through nutrition and fitness today announced their support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with a special focus in September to educate women about early detection of ovarian cancer. Knowing the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer could help more women seek treatment in time to survive this deadly cancer.

“I have a personal reason for starting this effort,” explained Eunice Coughlin,webmaster of “My mother died in September last year from ovarian cancer. Our family received her diagnosis in an emergency room after she had been admitted for pain in her abdomen. We had no idea she had this horrible cancer. A week later, she died. For years, she was seeing a doctor regularly for check-ups but we never suspected that her problems with indigestion and backache could be signs of ovarian cancer. I want to honor my mother’s memory and hopefully, educate more women about ovarian cancer so that their families will be spared the pain that we went through when our mom died of ovarian cancer.”

Known as “the Silent Killer”, ovarian cancer disguises itself as other health problems and as a result many women go undiagnosed until it’s too late for treatment. When treated early, most women enjoy a 90% survival rate. Increased awareness could result in more women becoming a survivor.

Visitors to can show their support for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by signing a petition to establish an Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month postage stamp,wearing the teal ribbon that signifies ovarian cancer awareness month or by making a contribution towards the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

Last year, in his speech for Proclamation 7919 designating September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, President Bush said: “Early detection is essential to the successful treatment of ovarian cancer. The 5-year survival rate is higher than 90 percent for ovarian cancer patients whose disease is caught during the first stage of development. Most ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage, however, because no reliable screening test exists for the disease. Because the early signs of ovarian cancer are easy to miss and often resemble the signs of other conditions, it is important for women to talk with their doctors about detection and be aware of the risk factors and symptoms of this cancer.

The NOCC has a provided a program that can be downloaded from called “Break the Silence” with tips on how to “start a conversation” with your doctor if you feel you are experiencing ovarian cancer symptoms.

If you would like to learn more about this awareness campaign, go to . Healthy Living for Moms was founded in June 2005 by Eunice Coughlin to help moms of all ages and stages develop fitness in their physical and spiritual lives.


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