Our team at Complete DKI works to provide safety tips, prepare you and your family, and take care of your home or business when it’s experienced damage. Something that is also incredibly important to the owners and the team is reaching out to our community. With that, we’d like to shed some light on September being Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and share information to help you stay healthy and remind you to take care of yourself.
Ovarian cancer is a disease in which, depending on the type and stage, malignant (cancerous) cells are found inside, near, or on the outer layer of the ovaries. 1 in 75 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer during their lifetime. In order to keep yourself as healthy as possible, be sure to schedule regular checkups, and watch for these signs:
– Pelvic or abdominal pain
– Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
– Feeling the need to urinate urgently or often
– Upset stomach or heartburn
– Back pain
– Pain during sex
– Constipation or menstrual changes
Research shows some things may reduce a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer, including:
– Oral contraception
– Breastfeeding and pregnancies
– Tubal ligation
– Hysterectomy (this should only be done if medically necessary)
– Prophylactic Oophorectomy
– Healthy diet and exercise
If you spot teal at the famous Graffiti Bridge, our office doors, or anywhere else while you’re out and about this month, remember, it’s for Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Know the signs, know the symptoms, and go to your checkups. A BIG thank you to the Krewe of Vixens for all that they do to raise awareness for the women in our community!
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