JOIN KELLY AND ELECTROLUX IN SUPPORTING THE OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH FUND
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and all month long, Electrolux is donating $200 to OCRF for every new Turquoise Sky Perfect Steam washer/dryer pair purchased.
Also if you want to get a chance to win a shopping spree between $50 and $250 and the Grand Prize of a luxury washer and dryer from Electrolux. Go to http://www.kelly-confidential.com/ and press the Perfect Steam button online to enter daily. Oh and when you play Electrolux will donate $1 to OCRF!!
Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,880 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2010, approximately 13850 women will die in the United States from ovarian cancer. Many women don’t seek help until the disease has begun to spread, but if detected at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is more than 93%. Recent research suggests that together the four symptoms of: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly and urinary urgency or frequency may be associated with ovarian cancer. It is estimated that more than15,500 women will die in the United States from ovarian cancer this year. Many women don’t seek help until the disease has begun to spread. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often subtle and easily confused with other ailments. Ovarian cancer is cancer that develops in the ovaries. The ovaries are part of a woman’s reproductive system. They are located in the pelvis on either side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size of an almond. The ovaries make the female hormones progesterone and estrogen and also release eggs into the fallopian tubes. Cancer begins at a cellular level. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells. These new cells take the place of old cells as they die. Cancer cells continue to grow and divide. These abnormal cells continue to create new cells forming a tumor. Ovarian Cancer Signs and Symptoms Ovarian cancer symptoms are often subtle and difficult to diagnose. Research suggests there are four symptoms that may be associated with ovarian cancer:
- Pelvic or Abdominal pain
- Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary urgency or frequency
Other symptoms may include:
- Nausea, indigestion, gas, constipation or diarrhea
- Extreme fatigue
- Shortness of breath
Talk to your doctor if symptoms last more than 2-3 weeks. You are your best advocate.
Like many families out there, my family has suffered a loss due to Ovarian Cancer. Lets join together and help in furthering the research on Ovarian Cancer, so that we dont loose any other wonderful, loving and beautiful mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends or grandmothers to this disease.