National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Gears Up for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Gears Up for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is launching a campaign with ovarian cancer survivors to raise awareness of the disease throughout September during National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. NOCC is preparing for a series of national and local events to spread awareness about ovarian cancer, one of the most aggressive gynecological cancers. According to NOCC, one in 75 women will be diagnosed with the disease. The coalition is particularly focused on raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease throughout the United States and the world so that women can access early check-ups. The campaign, titled “Not Knowing is Killing Us,” includes ovarian cancer survivors with messages aimed at educating the public and preventing the 14,000 deaths that occur each year due to this life-threatening disease. “We know that early diagnosis increases odds of survival,” David Barley, chief executive officer of NOCC, said in a press release. “We want to effect change for the women, families, and caregivers affected by this disease and do what we can to ensure that women are knowledgeable of the signs and symptoms for earlier diagnosis.”
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