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27 Free Ovarian Cancer Ebooks – September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

27 Free Ovarian Cancer Ebooks – September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Ovarian cancer usually occurs in post-menopausal women but can affect women of all ages. The most common type of ovarian cancer is epithelial ovarian cancer, meaning the tumor starts in the epithelial covering of the ovary. Younger women are more likely to develop ovarian germ cell tumors (which start in young cells similar to the eggs contained within the ovary), and older women may develop ovarian stromal cell tumors, which start in the supporting tissue (stroma) contained within the ovary. Each type of ovarian cancer requires a different type of treatment.

Ovarian cancer is not common. But because ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it is in an advanced stage, it is the number one cause of deaths from gynecologic cancer in the United States. It often progresses significantly before a patient is diagnosed. This is because the symptoms of ovarian cancer can be easily confused with less life-threatening digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, and gas. Roughly only 20 percent of ovarian cancers are detected before it spreads beyond the ovaries.

There is no sure way to totally prevent ovarian cancer, but certain factors have been associated with lower risk such as the use of oral contraceptives, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Nonetheless, the best thing that you can do to protect yourself if you think that you might be at risk is to be checked regularly by your doctor. Help spread awareness of ovarian cancer by being informed and educating others!

This post is doing exactly that – to create awareness. Lots of research, guides and information are provided below for your reference and further reading. Feel free to forward this list to your friends, relatives or anyone who needs it.

27 Free Ovarian Cancer Ebooks – September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

  1. About Ovarian Cancer by American Cancer Society
  2. Ovarian Cancer Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging by American Cancer Society
  3. Ovarian Cancer by National Comprehensive Cancer Network
  4. Understanding Ovarian Cancer: A Guide for People With Cancer, Their Families and Friends by Cancer Council
  5. What Everyone Should Know About Ovarian Cancer by National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
  6. The Every Woman Study: Summary Report by World Ovarian Cancer Coalition
  7. The World Ovarian Cancer Coalition Atlas by World Ovarian Cancer Coalition
  8. Ovarian Cancer by Sandra Orsulic
  9. Ovarian Cancer by Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE)
  10. A Younger Woman’s Guide to Ovarian Cancer: Information on Treatment, Relationships, Fertility and Facing an Early Menopause by Various Authors
  11. Nutrition for the Ovarian Cancer Patient by Jill Bice
  12. Ovarian Cancer 2014 Report: Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Ovarian Cancer by World Cancer Research Fund & American Institute for Cancer Research