Blog Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Women in the senior home care industry are shining examples of strength and compassion. They work tirelessly to ensure our seniors receive the highest quality of care while providing vital emotional support to their patients and families. Women in this field go above and beyond to ensure that the elderly in their care feel safe, comfortable, and heard. They have an unwavering commitment to ensuring seniors can remain safe, independent, and comfortable in their own homes for as long as possible. Through their hard work and dedication, women in the senior home care industry are empowering not only those they serve but also all women by showing what is possible when we come together with a shared purpose. We owe them our gratitude for the invaluable services they provide.

Nest & Care is led by a force of strong and resilient women, and it is our responsibility to care for ourselves and help spread awareness this ovarian cancer awareness month. Let’s take this time to remind ourselves of the importance of self-care during ovarian cancer awareness month!

Ovarian cancer is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that affects women of all ages. This type of cancer begins in the ovaries and can spread to other body parts. Because of its location, this type of cancer is difficult to detect in the early stages and often goes undetected until it has progressed significantly. Symptoms of ovarian cancer may include abdominal pain or swelling, bloating, a feeling of fullness in the abdomen, increased urinary frequency, and abnormal menstrual bleeding. If you experience any of these symptoms for more than two weeks, it is important to speak with your physician immediately to detect any potential signs of ovarian cancer.

It is important for women to understand their risk factors for developing ovarian cancer so that they can be proactive about taking steps to reduce their chances of getting this type of cancer. The most common risk factors include age (over 50), family history (a parent or sibling diagnosed with ovarian cancer), being overweight or obese, endometriosis, and have never been pregnant. Other risk factors include using fertility drugs or hormone therapy and exposure to certain chemicals.

Finally, it is important to take advantage of early detection tests when available to catch any potential signs of ovarian cancer as soon as possible. Early diagnosis is key when it comes to increasing survival rates for this type of cancer. Nest & Care empowers all women to be proactive and take the lead in caring for ourselves, our loved ones, and the women surrounding us.

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