"Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women. The American Cancer Society estimates that 21,650 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the U.S. in 2008 and about 15,520 women will die from the disease. It is an insidious disease that can strike without warning or cause.
The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often vague and subtle, making it difficult to diagnose. There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer but there are tests which can detect ovarian cancer when patients are at high risk or have early symptoms. In spite of this patients are usually diagnosed in advanced stages and only 45% survive longer than five years. Only 19% of cases are caught before the cancer has spread beyond the ovary to the pelvic region. However, when ovarian cancer is detected and treated early on, the five-year survival rate is greater than 92%." - http://www.ocrf.org/
To help the OCRF fund research and promote early detection of Ovarian cancer, moms can donate $5 to the cause by texting “KELLY” to 85944 from their mobile phones (standard text messaging rates apply) – or by logging on to http://www.kelly-confidential.com/.
During September, visitors to Kelly Confidential can also help spread awareness for this important cause by sending a virtual T-shirt to a friend. For every virtual T-shirt sent, Electrolux will donate $1 to the OCRF.
You can also purchase a limited edition T-shirt designed by Ripa; Electrolux will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these T-shirts to OCRF. You can purchase these limited edition T-shirts online at http://www.kelly-confidential.com/. Electrolux will also donate $200 to OCRF for every Turquoise Sky washer and dryer pair purchased.
Visit www.kelly-confidential.com to hear Kelly's video message on Ovarian cancer awareness.