“Here in Los Angeles, for the third year in a row, we are declaring September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month,” proclaims Paul Koretz, councilmember for the 5th district city of Los Angeles."
“More than 22,000 women are diagnosed each year, with a 50% mortality rate. Part of this high mortality rate [...]
“I really appreciate that City Hall is continuing their support for ovarian cancer awareness,” effuses 46-year-old Flower Miller, who was honored by the city of Los Angeles for her strength, determination, and awareness efforts. Flower was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer in April of 2014.
“It’s incredible to see the city of Los Angeles recognize ovarian cancer and bring awareness to this,” says Dr. Sanaz Memarzadeh, MD/PhD, director of the Gynecology Oncology Discovery Laboratory at UCLA Health.
“Ovarian cancer awareness is a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart. It’s something that [...]
Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina. Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs.
Early detection saves lives
All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer [...]