“I tell everyone that early detection is the key!” declares dental hygienist and ovarian cancer survivor Marlene Thomas. “When a patient gets in my chair or when I see people in the community, I take those opportunities to tell them that there is no screening test for ovarian and some other types of gynecological cancers. People may get tired of me saying it, but I’m on a mission.”
In September, FirstHealth of the Carolinas will join Marlene and the nation in observing Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month by sharing information about cancers affecting the female reproductive organs, including the ovaries, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, vagina and vulva.
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