Let’s Talk: Ovarian Cancer

Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk is an awareness portion of our blog. Not only do we like to talk about pretty panties, great fit and amazing lace but we also want to keep you informed about things you need to know. Don’t be shy, we are all human beings. So, let’s talk about Ovarian Cancer.

Know the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer: Bloating, Difficulty Eating, Pelvic/Abdominal Pain, and Urinary Frequency.

Know the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer: Bloating, Difficulty Eating, Pelvic/Abdominal Pain, and Urinary Frequency. (Graphic courtesy of  OCRFA)

It’s Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Here are facts about this cancer and what you can do to not only protect yourself but be a helpful hand in the research and cure of the disease.*

• 200,000 women in the US are currently living with Ovarian Cancer
• It is one of the deadliest cancers for women
• There is no early detection test, so most cases are diagnosed when the disease is advanced

*All facts provided by OCRFA

What you can do:

Please visit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, the largest Ovarian cancer research advocacy and patient support organization in the world. Since 1998 they have funded $75 million in private research at leading medical institutions and fought on Capitol Hill to help secure $2.2 billion in federal funding for ovarian cancer research and awareness. Visit them to learn your risk, symptoms and how you get involved. Perhaps this information could save your life or the life of a loved one.

Hanky Panky is proud supporter of the OCRFA through its efforts at Super Saturday.

Show your support by wearing teal this month.

-Stephanie

 

About Hanky Panky

Over 30 years ago, in 1977, designer Gale Epstein created a hand-made lingerie set for her friend, Lida Orzeck, crafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. The original designs were the inspiration for the company name, Hanky Panky. Blending traditional with modern glam looks, Hanky Panky is a fashion favorite of countless celebrities.
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