September Is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Amy Cohen Epstein, President and Executive Director of the Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research, and Doug Lane, CEO ofApplied Integrin Sciences, a company that is developing a drug that will help patients with ovarian cancer, visited the KCAL9 studios Friday to talk about a cancer research fundraising campaign.

The campaign began Tuesday, September 24th and will run a total of 55 days on WhenYouWish.com.

Ovarian Cancer accounts for about three-percent of cancers among women – but has a higher death rate than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.

Signs of ovarian cancer include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, fatigue, back pain, pain during sex, constipation, menstrual changes and diarrhea.

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