Here is my annual PSA.
I have a friend who survived ovarian cancer. Every year we support her by joining her team for a 5k in Denver called Jodi’s Race. This past weekend we attended our 5th race. This race is so emotional, seeing all of the survivors identified by their teal shirts and Mardi Gras beads, each strand representing a year in remission. It is hard not to tear up seeing the strength these women have. This year I saw a younger woman who looked frail and sick pushing her wheelchair across the finish line, this was an incredible sight. This was not just women supporting women, this was 2,500 people supporting women. Jodi’s Race is a favorite of mine for this very reason.
I wanted to take a minute to share a little bit about ovarian cancer since it does not have a lot of early symptoms can sometimes go unnoticed until it is too late.
- Pain in pelvis or abdomen.
- Bloating or fluid in the abdomen.
- Loss of appetite.
- Feeling full quickly
- Weight loss
Checkout colo-ovariancancer.org for more information on early detection, education and risk factors.
Please do not hesitate to see your doctor if you are having any of these symptoms. Please visit jodisrace.org for more information on the race if you are local to Denver.