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But she wouldn't stay silent for long.
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Elly Mayday battled ovarian cancer at the age of 25.
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Every Canadian has a stake in this issue. All women are at risk for developing ovarian cancer, yet there is no reliable screening test, no vaccine to prevent it. Progress is long overdue and it's about time for government to step up its support.
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The actor lost his daughter 22 years after losing his wife.
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In 2017, no Canadian would accept discrimination based on such genetically determined factors as sex or skin colour. As a matter of principle and common sense, MPs from all parties should unite to pass Bill S-201, which will make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of one's genes.
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The toll will be about 5.5 million per year by 2030.
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I may not have the mutated gene, and I may not be in the high risk group, but I am a woman who is looking to avoid a silent killer. While medicine today may not share my thoughts, something tells me that in 20 years from now, removing your ovaries will become a common procedure among women over 40.
Ovarian cancer is the most fatal women's cancer in Canada. Every year, 2,800 Canadian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and every day, five Canadian women die from the disease. While all women are at risk for developing ovarian cancer, certain genetic mutations contribute to increased risk.
Everyone has been touched by sorrow due to cancer in his or her lifetime. Better detection to catch cancer early and better medication to improve a patient's quality of life are important and optimistic steps toward finding a cure for this dreadful disease -- and it starts with our favourite animals.
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She was diagnosed at 25, after doctors wouldn't listen.
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With the highest mortality rate of all female cancers, ovarian cancer claims the lives of 1,750 Canadian women every year. In Canada, approximately 2,800 women are diagnosed annually. Yet there is no reliable screening test or vaccine for this disease.
My story begins with everyone's worst nightmare. Following a wonderful career as a social worker, I was ready to move into a new and exciting phase of my life: retire from my job, travel the world with my husband, enjoy new experiences, and relish time spent with children and grandchildren. Unfortunately, "life is what happens when you are busy making other plans."