Last month, I had the opportunity to reach out to everyone and discuss breast cancer, which affects millions of women. Recently, the mother of a close friend was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Sadly, she lost her battle with the disease. As i watched her go through this with her family, I realized that many people are not familiar with Ovarian Cancer. I would like to use this time to inform everyone about this devastating cancer that affects so many women.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, you will have dozens of questions racing through your mind. You will want to learn as much as you can about the support and treatments that are available. it’s time to increase the public’s understanding about the disease, including it’s prevalence, prevention, approaches to screening, treatment options, and resources that offer updated Ovarian Cancer information throughout the year. Unfortunately, symptoms of the disease often mirror those of other relatively minor conditions such as digestive disorders. This can lead to delayed detection, which allows the cancer to spread into other tissues and organs. early detection is critical in fighting the disease and prolonging women’s lives. The precise cause of Ovarian Cancer is unknown, but several risk and contributing factors (including both reproductive and genetic factors) have been identified. Some factors that may increase your risk of Ovarian Cancer include, but are not limited to, a family history of Ovarian Cancer, difficulty in conceiving, a previous cancer diagnosis or if you have endometriosis.
In honor of Barb Johnson, VITAHL invites you to ‘Donate Your Wrinkles for a Cure’ on Thursday, November 8th. VITAHL will be offering Botox for $11 per unit and $100 off Juvederm, which 10% of proceeds will be donated. Also, for the entire month of November, we invite you to participate in “Likes for Lives’. For every new ‘Like’ we receive on our VITAHL Facebook page, we will donate $1 to Ovarian Cancer research, education and awareness.
In loving memory of Barb Johnson