Post Content

As with so many other forms of cancer, the key to successful treatment of ovarian cancer lies in early detection. That’s why the Department of Public Health joined with Senate President Therese Murray and other key stakeholders to proclaim September as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

(left to right), Nancy Farrell of the M. Patricia Cronin Foundation, Senate President Therese Murray, Anne Levine of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Cheryl Bartlett, DPH Commissioner.

(left to right), Nancy Farrell of the M. Patricia Cronin Foundation, Senate President Therese Murray, Anne Levine of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Cheryl Bartlett, DPH Commissioner.

To honor this designation and spread the word, DPH Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett and Senate President Murray were joined by representatives of the M. Patricia Cronin Foundation, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and others to unveil a specially-created Ovarian Cancer Awareness Banner at the steps of the State House in Boston.

Basic Information About Ovarian Cancer  (information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Ovarian cancer fact sheet: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/pdf/ovarian_facts.pdf

Women – Be Aware podcast: http://www2c.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=10056

For more information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/basic_info/ or http://www.ovariancancerawareness.org/.

 

Written By:


Ted works in communications for the Division of Prevention and Wellness at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

My Journey Back to Watermelon posted on Jul 25

My Journey Back to Watermelon

The other night, my parents took me and my fiancé* out to eat. My mom likes to keep the conversation light, and as usual, asked questions like “what was your favorite memory as a kid?” and “what would you rather have, a beach house or   …Continue Reading My Journey Back to Watermelon

Kids with Asthma Can Be Active in Summer! posted on Jul 24

Summer in New England is a brief but glorious time when many families experience a change in pace as schools let out and activities slow. Weeks that were once packed with classes, homework and practice are suddenly open for new activities. Whether these include summer   …Continue Reading Kids with Asthma Can Be Active in Summer!

Blueberries for All! posted on Jul 22

Blueberries for All!

July is National Blueberry Month! Since the entire month is dedicated to blueberries, this is a great time to remind ourselves how healthy blueberries are, as well as learn about the different ways we can enjoy them. These delicious berries are low in calories and   …Continue Reading Blueberries for All!