Smorgasbord Health 2017 – Top to Toe -Female Reproductive System- OUTSHINING OVARIAN CANCER by Karen Ingalls

As a cancer survivor myself, I know that the big C is #^@$ scary. Thank you to Karen Ingalls for sharing her story and advocating for ovarian cancer awareness. To Sally Cronin, thank you for spotlighting Karen’s story here.

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Smorgasbord Health 2017

This was first published last year but it is a message that is important and should be repeated regularly. My thanks to Karen for sharing her story and also the symptoms all women should be aware of.

Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the reproductive system. Karen is an ovarian cancer survivor and therefore supremely qualified to write this article.. The post carries an important message about understanding how our bodies work and how we should be on the alert for anything that seems out of the ordinary.


photo-on-2-14-16-at-139-pm-crop-u6133I am a retired registered nurse and had very limited education about gynecological diseases and cancers. From working in hospice I only knew that ovarian cancer is the deadliest one of all gynecologic cancers. My journey and initial diagnosis with ovarian cancer is not an unusual one.

I had gained a few pounds and developed…

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11 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Health 2017 – Top to Toe -Female Reproductive System- OUTSHINING OVARIAN CANCER by Karen Ingalls

  1. Read the post! But aside from Karen’s story, I had no idea you were a cancer survivor yourself Christy! Wow! Cancer is definitely such a scary thing. It scares the crap out of me, so I try not to think about it. But I’m sure it’s very similar for most people. They don’t think about it until it strikes them or a loved one.

  2. This is such a good post. Thanks Christy for sharing Karen’s story. I had a friend who’s sister passed away from ovarian cancer. Because the symptoms are so general, it was picked up so late. It’s so important to get routine check ups! Xx

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