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September Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

At the September 8th meeting, the Township Committee proclaimed September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  By doing this, we call attention to a disease that affects women across our county, state and country.  This month is dedicated to the prevention and awareness of Ovarian Cancer. It is also to honor those we have lost, show our support for women who bravely carry on the fight, and take action to lessen the tragic toll Ovarian Cancer takes on families across our country.

“The Township Committee calls upon citizens, government agencies, organizations, health care providers, and research institutions to raise Ovarian Cancer Awareness and continue helping women live longer, healthier lives and urge women to talk to their health care providers to learn more about this disease,” said Mayor Doug Tomson.

The American Cancer Society is estimating that 14,240 American women are projected to lose their lives to Ovarian Cancer this year. Women who are middle aged and older, who have a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, or have had certain cancers in the past are at increased risk of developing Ovarian Cancer.  

Because Ovarian Cancer often goes undetected until advanced stages, increasing the awareness of risk factors is critical to fighting this disease as it is estimated that about 22,280 new cases of Ovarian Cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year.

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