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How to listen for ovarian cancer at Girls Night Out
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SPRINGFIELD – Ovarian cancer may seem silent — the cancer may be found with such common warning signs that it seems like no warning symptoms at all — but there are always ways to learn to listen for the signals your body is sending you.

The next Effingham Hospital’s Girls Night Out will focus on ovarian cancer. The free event will be held July 26 from 7-9 p.m. at the Effingham Imaging Center, 110 Goshen Rd. in Rincon.

Special guest speaker Janice Ford, FNP, will discuss the symptoms that are associated with ovarian cancer as well as the genetic disposition and factors that may increase the risk for getting the cancer.

There were over 21,000 new cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2010 and over 13,000 women died last year from the leading cause of death from a cancer of the female reproductive system. According to the National Institutes of Health, since 1987, the number of new cases of ovarian cancer has gone down slightly, but the chance of dying from ovarian cancer has stayed the same.

As an addition, local Mary Kay consultant Donna Davis will speak to women in attendance about ways to improve your skin even while sleeping. She will share the best ways to prepare your skin for a night’s sleep in order to keep your skin healthy, allowing you to always put your best face forward.

Girls Night Out always features refreshments and gifts. All attendees will have a chance for a certificate for a free mammogram (physicians order required). Women in attendance have a chance to spend a little “me time” with fellow moms, sisters, daughters and aunts while learning valuable health and wellness information.

No reservations are required to attend. For questions, call 826-1400 or 754-0421.