Do Your Part to Support World Ovarian Cancer Day on May 8

Do Your Part to Support World Ovarian Cancer Day on May 8
May 8 is World Ovarian Cancer Day (WOCD) an initiative of the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition that brings together women living with ovarian cancer, their families, and supporters to raise awareness about this disease. Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of all female cancers. Every year, the disease is diagnosed in 230,000 women, and 150,000 die from the disease. This happens because most women are diagnosed once the cancer has spread, in a stage that is much harder to treat. The World Ovarian Cancer Coalition cites estimates that the number of new ovarian cancer cases per year will rise by 55 percent by 2035. Also, 70 percent more women will die from the condition. While every women is at risk of developing ovarian cancer, the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition says, the disease is often overlooked and underfunded, making it particularly important to raise awareness for this condition. The organization prepared some ideas to share and help others learn about ovarian cancer: Share key information on social media. The World Ovarian Cancer Coalition prepared a set of well-designed infographs and work documents that anyone can share on their social media to help others learn more about ovarian cancer. WOCD makes a difference – in 2017, the campaign reached more than 400,000 people, with supporters from nearly 50 different countries and 40 different languages taking part. Every tweet, retweet, Facebook post, like, or share helps the message spread and reach more and more people. Plan a WOCD awareness activity. Or
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