September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
September 1st through 30th
Visit your local Lion's Den and donate the change from your purchase to help change the lives of patients and survivors. Join us as we inspire advocacy for and empower those affected by ovarian cancer. Since 2018, we have raised over $125,696 for The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio (OCAO) through fundraisers like our yearly round up, Strides for Hope 5K Race and Designer Bag Bingo. Thank you for your generous support over the years!
All proceeds from the round-up program will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio.
The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Ohio (OCAO) is an advocate for those affected by ovarian cancer. Their mission is to promote early detection of ovarian cancer with advocacy, education, awareness, and public outreach to improve outcomes and help save lives. They also work to support those who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, as well as their family members and caregivers.
Thank you for your support!
For more information visit: https://ocao.org/
Know The Symptoms!
Yearly pap-smears do not detect ovarian cancer, it is important to know the symptoms. If symptoms last more than a few weeks, it is important to seek medical advice from your doctor, preferably your gynecologist.
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary symptoms such as urgency (always feeling the need to go) or frequency (having to go often)
Other symptoms of ovarian cancer can include:
- Upset stomach
- Back pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Menstrual cramps
- Abdominal swelling with weight loss