Walking 5km a Day for Women's Cancer
I will be walking 5km a day for the month of February in support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.Nationwide
In New Zealand too many women die from Ovarian Cancer. By walking 5km a day for the month of February I hope to raise funds to be used to educate women and their families on the signs and symptoms of all 5 women's cancers. Early detection can help save lives.
There are five women's gynaecological cancers. Can you name them?
Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Cancer and Vulvar Cancer
Do you know the signs and symptoms? It is frightening how many women do not!
Knowing the signs and symptoms, taking action early, talking to your Doctor can save a life - It could be grandmother, mother, sister, daughter, aunty, wife, partner or girlfriend.
Jan Barker's involvement (page creator)
February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and in support to raise funds I'm going to walk 5km every day for the month of February - 28 days of TEAL!
28 days of pounding the pavement, done and dusted!
Thank you to my support crew for helping me along, it's been great having the support.
FEBRUARY - OVARIAN Cancer Awareness Month?
Gynaecological cancers take the lives of more than 350 New Zealand women each year. Ovarian Cancer causes around 190 of these deaths.
- 3 women are diagnosed with a Gynae Cancer a day in New Zealand
- 1000 women a year are diagnosed with a Gynae Cancer
- 1+ mother, sister, grandmother, friend or colleague dies of a Gynae Cancer a day!
- When diagnosed early, your chance of surviving Ovarian Cancer for five years or more doubles from just 46 per cent to more than 90 per cent.
There is no early detection test for Ovarian Cancer, it is not detected via a smear test, so women need to be aware of the symptoms. Do you know the symptoms?
DO YOU KNOW THE SYMPTOMS?
- Abdominal pain, abdominal bloating
- Diarrhea, constipation, changes in bowel habits
- Discomfort or pain in abdomen, pelvic region, or lower back
- Feeling full after eating only a few bites or loss of appetite
- Increased urinary frequency, pressure on the bladder
- Postmenopausal bleeding
- Vaginal discharge, bleeding, spotting, deep pain on intercourse
LEARN the early signs of the 5 women’s cancers
LISTEN to your body – you know what is normal for you
ACT – see your doctor early
Don’t ignore the signs! Talk to your GP. Act Now!
5.24km 51.24min + well earned delicious Latte & a great group of super star supporters!
Thank you Kerryn, appreciate the support.
Thank you guys! Hope you are both well.
That you cuzzy, really appreciate the support. Missed you on the walks. xx
Wow, thank you guys! Enjoy your next couple of weeks of doing nothing! xx
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This page was created on 23 Jan 2019 and closed on 7 Mar 2019.