I was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It's depressing and hard and scary but if any good can come of it, I thought maybe it would be sharing about it here to help other women.
Just, please stay current with your gyn appointments, ask them about this disease and what tests you need and when to find it early so it can be treated. One of the reasons it is so deadly is because it has few symptoms and by the time it does have symptoms it is often advanced and hard to treat.
Anyone can get it but there are some risk factor such as family history of ovarian cancer, obesity, never having had children, caring a gene mutation such as BRCA1 or BRCA2, age (being past menopause), smoking, to name a few.
It is a relatively rare cancer, about 22,000 women per year in U.S. get it, but believe me you don't want to be one of those women. Anyway, I will get off my soap box now. I just don't want anyone to have to go through what I am going through right now. There are ways to decrease your risk and find it early. I'll be writing about it more in my journal.