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Botsford News Release

The Signs and Risks of Ovarian Cancer

Farmington Hills, MI (September 19, 2007)--- September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and according to the American Cancer Society more than 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States this year. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women.

The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often vague and subtle, which make it more difficult to diagnose. Dr. Monique Gillman, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Botsford Hospital, says, “It is important to be educated about the disease and its symptoms especially if you are at high risk for developing ovarian cancer. Listen to your body and don’t ignore the symptoms.”

Signs and Symptoms

Risks

Prevention and Risk Reduction

If you would like to speak with a Botsford doctor about your risks for ovarian cancer or are interested in learning about the upcoming groundbreaking of Botsford’s new cancer center, please contact Botsford’s HealthMatch at (877) 442-7900.

Botsford Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital and Emergency Department Settings. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.

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