World Ovarian Cancer Day is a worldwide holiday to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. It is a dangerous and fatal disease that women can face. Today we celebrate this day to learn more about the disease, to learn about treatments, and to support the people who are battling it. It is celebrated every year on May 8.
We have no reliable data on the start of World Ovarian Cancer Day. The disease affects the ovaries, but if not treated in time, it spreads to other internal organs such as the liver, intestines, uterus, and so on. The greatest danger of the disease is that the symptoms do not appear immediately. The clinical picture is pain in the lower abdomen, loss of appetite. Menstrual cycle disorders and so on. During this period, the disease is already progressing significantly.
The best effect is achieved by combined therapy for ovarian cancer, which includes the administration of medications, laser therapy, and surgery. If the disease is detected in time, treatment is fast and successful.
- The risk group includes older women who have not given birth, those with delayed menopause, and women who began their periods at an early age.
- The first surgical removal of a tumor from the ovary occurred in 1809.
- The symbol of this day is a turquoise ribbon.
How to celebrate
Learn more about ovarian cancer this day. Help charities that raise money for women with ovarian cancer. Get a clinical exam to rule out the disease in yourself. This is especially important if you are at risk.
Tell about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if anyone they know has had the disease. Were they able to cope with it?
When is World Ovarian Cancer Day celebrated in 2024?
World Ovarian Cancer Day is observed on May 8 each year.