Full Disclosure: I received $150 from AstraZeneca, and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/AstraZeneca.
The sad reality is most people I have encountered have been touched by cancer in some way. They are a cancer survivor, have a love one diagnosed with cancer, or know of a friend or acquaintance dealing with cancer. Cancer has touched my family with my son’s leukemia diagnosis. Our life as we know it will never be the same….
Did you know ovarian cancer is often referred to as the silent killer? Sadly girls younger than 10 years of age and older women past menopause have been diagnosed. Ovarian cancer doesn’t discriminate based on age. We as women are all at risk. Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer often go unnoticed until it’s too late. Factors including family history and genetic makeup can place females of any age in a high risk category for ovarian cancer. The information found at MyOCJourney.com provides education for early detection!
While the BCRA gene is most commonly associated with breast cancer, approximately 15% of women with ovarian cancer have the BCRA gene mutation. Testing to detect BRCA mutations is highly recommended and is very simple. A blood or saliva test(which is most likely covered by private health insurance companies plus Medicaid and Medicare) provides necessary information about BRCA mutations needed by the medical team to treat the ovarian cancer.
Knowledge is power and together we can be diligent to ensure those at risk of BCRA gene mutations known to cause ovarian cancer, have the information and testing necessary for early detection.
Does your family have a history of ovarian cancer? Do you know the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer? Has your family been touched by cancer?
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