Monday, September 22, 2008

September Causes

Someone pointed out in the comments recently that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I would like to take the opportunity to direct you to a great website filled with information about Childhood Cancer if you have a minute or two:

In doing a bit of research I discovered that September is also Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Although, thankfully, I know very little about Childhood Cancer, I know a ton about ovarian cancer because of my little sister's diagnosis, surgery and recovery. The biggest lesson learned by Molly's experience as an ovarian cancer survivor is to question why you feel bad and be diligent and aggressive about getting to the root of what is making you ill. If she had simply accepted the way she felt as her version of 'normal' her results and ultimate prognosis would not likely have been so great. With that in mind, if you think you might have ovarian cancer or are interested in learning more about it, check out this wonderful site:

The bug with Molls, about one year post-surgery:

1 comment:

NOLAcathie said...

Great awareness post, Jules.
We should be our own greatest health advocates.
Love the picture of Molly and the bug!