It’s not that I don’t like hearing from my friends’s husbands, but sometimes it signals a red flag. Unfortunately, when Liz’s husband sent out a mass email I was included on, the news… well… sucked. Liz – a mother of three who interviewed Bestselling Author Kelly Corrigan for Breezy Mama back in June and who graciously welcomed my lonely mommy self to San Diego when I moved back during a blind play date – shares her story.
Early detection saves lives. If you didn’t go to the grocery store in October or somehow managed to avoid the marketing genius of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, then this might be news to you. So here it is once again: get your annual mammogram and do a self-check.
But I have ovarian cancer. There is no encouraging message like that for this disease. Unlike breast cancer, ovarian cancer is very rarely detected in it’s early stages (under 30% are identified at stage II or earlier – and in most of those cases, it’s discovered by accident during another procedure or scan). There is no reliable screening for ovarian cancer. There is no self-check you can do. And it can’t be found with a pap smear. So what on earth are [Read more…] about Ovarian Cancer-Survivor Liz Tells You What You Need to Know