Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness

I am often asked to help organizations with missions of helping others. It is one of the best parts of my job as Mrs. International! My hope is through this blog, I can help these organizations and help you by creating more awareness about key issues and causes such as the Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Awareness organization, or OCSA.

It's a relatively new organization educating others about the symptoms of ovarian cancer because symptoms are usually silent and often fatal. In fact, each year in the U.S. 20,000 of us women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer; 14,000 of us will not survive.

Waiting and watching for a winner.

That is why OCSA decided to host a golf fundraiser. I was invited to their tournament at the Boulder Ridge Country Club in Lake in the Hills. It was a perfect day to spend on hole 17, where golfers could score a new GMC truck if they made a hole-in-one. A few came close to the pin, but no winner.

Later in the evening I hosted their program that included Dominic Roman. His mother, Susan, or “Goose,” was a founder of OCSA. Susan passed last year to the disease that took her mother years before. And Dr. Kurt Klepitsch spoke about the very quick passing of his vivacious 19 year-old niece from ovarian cancer. There was not a dry eye to be found.

OCSA founder, the late Susan Roman.

This is why OCSA is so important. Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer deaths among women in the US. It’s because many of the symptoms may seem like every day experiences for most of us women.

OCSA suggests if you notice these symptoms for a week or two, please make an appointment with your gynecologist and tell him or her you would like to have a Ca-125 test blood test to determine if there is potentially any cancer in your body. It could save precious time for life saving treatments.

Thank you to the members and supporters of OCSA. It was wonderful to end the night with big hugs, hope and plans!

Be the change!

Amy Gregorio
Your Mrs. International



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