There have been two recent news articles that have involved ovarian and cervical cancers that we want to share with you.
The first, “College Student Diagnosed with Cancer After Doctors Dismissed Her: ‘People Need to Speak Up for Themselves” tells an all-too-familiar story of a woman’s pain and symptoms being dismissed by their doctors. Nobody should have to go through what Jessica experienced.
Since January was Cervical Cancer Awareness month, and with a nod to our fellow teal sisters, comes a disturbing finding: a recent study is showing a rise in cervical cancer after age 65. Current guidelines recommend discontinuing screening (PAP test) for women 65 or older. This article, “Study finds increase in women 65 and older dying of cervical cancer” is causing researchers to question those guidelines.
Please give these articles a read and share them with others. Helping to spread the word of the importance for women to advocate for their own health could save a life.