Saturday, September 1, 2012
For the month of September, my blog is going TEAL for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Awareness is key because even the doctor can miss the symptoms. My mother did all the right things: she listened to her body and she sought medical help. However, her gynecologist passed her back to her primary care physician, referred her to a gastroenterologist, and recommended she see a psychiatrist. Her gynecologist ignored the fact that she was in her 70s and had all her "lady parts" intact. Hrmph. As a result, her cancer went undiagnosed for two years. Ovarian cancer can be treated successfully if caught early, but it is rarely caught early because the symptoms look like nothing special.
Read President Obama's proclamation HERE.