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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer does not discriminate! It can effect men and women, mothers, fathers, sisters, and friends. It can strike a woman of any race or at any age.

Ovarian cancer symptoms are often subtle and can be difficult to diagnosis. But there are four symptoms that may be associated with ovarian cancer and therefore are worthy of your attention. Bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary urgency or frequency. Other symptoms may include: nausea, indigestion, gas, constipation or diarrhea, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, and backaches. If you find that these symptoms last more than 2-3 weeks, please discuss them with your doctor.

There are some risk factors you should be aware of as well. These include:

A family history of breast or ovarian cancer, or a personal history of cancer.
Women over the age of 55, or women who have never been pregnant.
Women on menopausal hormone replacement therapy

Let’s all be more aware and better informed when it comes to ovarian cancer.

Joan Sardino

Joan Sardino has held key positions in operations management, customer service and logistics. Her mission today is to empower seniors to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. Joan oversees a staff of experienced, patient caregivers dedicated to senior care and companionship. Serving Seniors provides service to the senior community in Syracuse and the surrounding area (Clay, Cicero, Liverpool, Baldwinsville, Central Square).

Most seniors can live independent lives for quite some time with just minor assistance. Family and friends cannot always be there to help with daily tasks, but Serving Seniors can help fill the need for transportation, errands, housekeeping, and more. Just a few hours a week can enhance your senior’s independence, happiness and overall quality of life.

Joan assists concerned families seeking a trained caregiver who will treat their loved ones with dignity, respect and compassion. Serving Seniors provides the highest level in-home non-medical care and companionship. Families and seniors can be assured of friendly, personalized service from dedicated, compassionate caregivers.