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September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

In a Presidential Proclamation dated September 12011, President Obama named September,  “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month” in an effort to raise awareness and support of this deadly disease.

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), varian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women.  ACS estimates 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States in 2012 and about 15,500 women will die from the disease.

Wear Teal Day is Friday, Sept. 7. Show your support for women with ovarian cancer by wearing teal (ovarian cancer awareness color).  The  National Cancer Institute has an online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Ovarian Cancer. Learn about ovarian cancer symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.

To learn more about ovarian cancer and how you can help, visit the American Cancer Society or the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.