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OCA Bda 2nd Annual Luncheon and Month of Events

Posted by [email protected] on September 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Report on the OCA Bermuda 2nd Annual Luncheon and Month of Events

 

 

Are You Prepared To Protect Yourself?

Posted by [email protected] on September 22, 2014 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Are You Prepared To Protect Yourself? Here Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer!

 

 

Ovarian Cancer

 

Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. People typically have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries, each about the size of an almond, produce eggs (ova) as well as the hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

 

 

Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and is often fatal.

 

Ovarian cancer treatments are available. Researchers are studying ways to improve ovarian cancer treatment and looking into ways to detect ovarian cancer at an earlier stage, when a cure is more likely.

 

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It’s not clear what causes ovarian cancer. In general, cancer begins when healthy cells acquire a genetic mutation that turns normal cells into abnormal cells. Healthy cells grow and multiply at a set rate, eventually dying at a set time. Cancer cells grow and multiply out of control, and they don’t die when they should.

 

As abnormal cells accumulate, they form a mass (tumor). Cancer cells invade nearby tissues and can break off from an initial tumor to spread elsewhere in the body (metastasize).

 

Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific to the disease, and they often mimic those of many other more-common conditions, including digestive problems.

 

Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:

 

 

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Aquafit a Splash of Teal

Posted by [email protected] on September 18, 2014 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (2)

On Saturday, September 27th we will be having Aqua Aerobics in support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

Aquafit is a water aerobics exercise class that provides a low impact, high energy challenge for participants of all ages, skill and fitness levels. Jump in and make a splash with this dynamic cardiovascular workout. The 45 minute class will include cardio, interval, range of motion and dance exercise in a top class pool at the National Sports Centre.

The instructor Annette has promised to keep you engaged and excited.

Cost: $15  register by emailing: [email protected]   (space is limited)

Come join us and wear something teal!  :D

 

Teal Toes for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Get your teal toes in support of ovarian cancer.  A few nail spas are supporting the cause by making a donation to OCA Group for everyone that gets their nails painted teal during the month of September.

Join the fight and get your nails painted teal today! 

At the following locations:

Nail Bar in Southampton

Tai Home Spa

Keep checking as we add more to the list.

Thanks for your support.

Go Teal Weekend!

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2014 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Well we will start the weekend with Turn the Town Teal on Friday, Sept. 12 and hopefully continue it thoughout the weekend.

 

On Saturday, Sept. 13th,  Families and friends are encouraged to get involved by getting together and having Teal theme events;  Family Games Night, Girls Spa Night, Movie Night, Bowling Night etc.

 

Take photos and email them to [email protected] so we can share your photos on our website

 

Any donations can be sent to Bermuda Cancer and Health Centfe attention OCA Bermuda.

 

Then on Sunday, Sept. 14th

 

The idea is for everyone to get out and do something to move and get fit wearing teal in support of OVC Awareness

 

The Ovarian Cancer Awareness Bermuda (OCA) Team will be out taking photos and videos of people in action wearing teal to share on our website

Please join us as we hope to save peoples lives

 

 

 

2014 Teal Turn the Town Teal Day

Posted by [email protected] on September 3, 2014 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The OCA Bermuda Committee are organizing a Turn the Town Teal Day in support fo Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Starting with the Turn the Town Teal Day which is for everyone to join in .  We have asked business to allow their staff to wear denim and teal on Friday, September 12th and donate to the OCA campaign.

PLEASE SEE OUR WEB CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING EVENTS DURING SEPTEMBER 2014

900 Thousand Grant toward Ovarian Cancer Research

Posted by [email protected] on February 26, 2014 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

http:/www.dana-farber.org/Newsroom/News-Releases/dana-farber-receives-900-thousand-grant-to-research-ovarian-cancer.aspx#.Uv_2PUIBfa4.email

 


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