“Cancer” is always a scary word. In addition to the most common cancers for women including breast cancer and lung cancer, it’s very important for women to be aware of their risk for different types of reproductive cancers. In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this September, the reproductive healthcare experts here at Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett want to provide some helpful information on ovarian cancer and how women can minimize their risk.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the US. This is largely due to the fact that although there are symptoms commonly-associated with ovarian cancer, they are often subtle. Many women with ovarian cancer are unaware of their condition until the cancer has reached a more advanced stage. This is why ovarian cancer awareness is so important. We highly recommend that all women ask about the health of their ovaries during annual well woman exams.
In the following video, our own board-certified gynecologist, Dr. Kristine Gould is joined by Dr. Stephen Salmieri of Georgia Gynecologic Oncology for an in-depth discussion on ovarian cancer and what women should know to about this illness:
Our hope is that by sharing this information, more women will understand the threat of ovarian cancer and be inspired to take a more proactive approach to their reproductive health and wellness. After all, knowledge is a critical tool in the fight against reproductive cancer. For more information on ovarian cancer or to request an appointment with one of our reproductive healthcare providers, please contact Gynecology Associates of Gwinnett today. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for additional videos, health tips, news, and more.