September Awareness

Every month there is reason for us to be conscious of health concerns that could affect us and our loved ones.  September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Sickle Cell month.

According to the CDC, Ovarian Cancer is the ninth most common cancer among women, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women, and is the deadliest of gynecologic cancers. Mortality rates are slightly higher for Caucasian women than for minority women.

Also, CDC reports that in the United States Sickle Cell Disease

  • affects an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 Americans.
  • The disease occurs in about 1 out of every 500 African Americans births.
  • The disease occurs in about 1 out of every 36,000 Hispanic Americans births.
  • Sickle cell trait occurs in about 1 in 12 African Americans



3 thoughts on “September Awareness

  1. Tia says:

    I agree alot of women dont go to the doctor enough to check on ourselves we get so rapped up into our children and love ones and forget about us. So please go and get a pap smear and from what I understand now they can do a test to quickly check for this cancer with faster results. Love ourselves so we can love one another.

  2. ingrid says:

    Thanks for this vital data. There are plenty to women out there just like men, afraid to
    have regular check-ups if any. Being aware of our bodies and it’s changes as we
    mature in age is very important. Just because we feel good or look good, doesn’t
    mean—all is well.
    Check on your self.

  3. ladylove says:

    Each year I make sure I schedule my husband and I appointments together. We have alot to live for. We have to stay healthy for our kids and grandchild. Not only for them but for ourselves. It is very important that we realize all this fast food is not good for us. I enjoy our local farmers market with all the fresh fruit and vegetables. We each need to take out time for ourselves because no one else is going to take care of you like you do.


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