On May 8, people around the world are gathering to support awareness of ovarian cancer. Join SHARE by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, where we'll be posting about signs, symptoms, and stories you can share with the women in your life.
Each year, 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the U.S.; 15,000 will eventually die of it. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often dismissed or attributed to other conditions, so that less than a quarter of ovarian cancers are diagnosed before they spread outside the ovaries, when treatments are less successful. By encouraging women to learn the signs and talk to their doctor when they notice something abnormal, and by increasing public awareness, we hope to support earlier detection and higher survival rates.
Want to learn more?
- Download the infographic "What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer"
- Read Cheryl's Story: "Surviving Stage 1 Ovarian Cancer"
- Watch Annie's stories on how she was diagnosed, her treatments, and how she found support: