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If you would like to get involved or would like more information about Ovarian Cancer Awareness, please email Kari Johnston

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

 

Take a look at some of the amazing things the Massachusetts Ovarian Cancer Awareness Coalition has done over the past twelve years.

Our 2013 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign

 

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

 

The Massachusetts Ovarian Cancer Awareness coalition is working to increase awareness of this disease. Each September the Coalition launches its Awareness campaign. This year the awareness campaign will include television, electronic billboards throughout the state and a new banner at the Massachusetts State House.

 

Television

 

This year the Coalition will debut two new television spots that will air in Massachusetts in September. The first spot features Dr. Ursula Matulonis from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center and local ovarian cancer survivor, Anne. The spot urges women to get the facts about ovarian cancer and to talk to their doctor.

 

 

 

 

 

The two remaining  television spots has been produced in conjunction with WBZ-TV Channel 4. The ovarian cancer awareness spots will air as part of their CBS Health Watch vignettes. The first spot features Dr. Ursula Matulonis from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center and Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second spot features Dr. Ursula Matulonis from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center and M. Patricia Cronin Foundation President Nancy Farrell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can view the new television awareness spots above or on our YouTube channel.

 

Electronic Billboards

 

Ovarian Cancer Awareness billboard ads will be seen throughout the state of Massachusetts in September in conjunction with September and Ovarian Cancer Awareness month as well as October. The billboards will feature key ovarian cancer statistics and urging people to get the facts about ovarian cancer.

 

 

Massachusetts State House Banner

 

The campaign will also feature a large banner that will be hung outside the Massachusetts State House for one week in September, in conjunction with

Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.

 

For the third year in a row, Senate President Therese Murray has sponsored the Ovarian Cancer Awareness banner to be hung outside the Massachusetts State House. The banner will make its debut on Monday, September 16th and will remain hung through September 20th. To see the 2013 Ovarian Cancer Awareness banner please visit the State House.

 

 

Ovarian Cancer Informational Webcast

 

In September the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Coalition conducted an informational  webcast. The webcast featured Dr. Ursula Matulonis from the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Nancy Farrell from the M. Patricia Cronin Foundation and Anne Tonachel, an ovarian cancer survivor. During the webcast we took questions live from online viewers. The webcast included information about signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and overall care. To watch the archived please click on the video.

 

 

 

 

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

 

Get the Facts. Recognize the Signs.

 

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women's cancers. Each year, approximately 22,240 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2013, approximately 14,230 women will die in the United States from ovarian cancer. Many women don't seek help until the disease has begun to spread, but if detected at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is more than 93%. Recent research suggests that together the four symptoms of: bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly and urinary urgency or frequency may be associated with ovarian cancer.

 

The Massachusetts OvarianCancerAwareness.org Coalition is composed of:

 

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

The M. Patricia Cronin Foundation to Fight Ovarian Cancer

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health

 

These organizations have come together to work toward a common goal: increasing awareness of ovarian cancer.

 

 

Visit our coalition members for more information: