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From The Fanlight Collection
Facing Ovarian Cancer: A Woman's Guide
Directed by Kay Stammers
Produced by Media One
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film stillOvarian cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death in women. Roughly one in every hundred women will develop the disease, which usually occurs in women over the age of 45, though it can occur in younger women as well. Known as a "silent killer" because its symptoms may be vague and non-specific, it is often not diagnosed until it's too late for effective treatment. At present there are no reliable tests for the disease — the best defense is awareness, and that's where this film comes in.

This ground-breaking program is designed for women who have just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, for their families and friends, and for the physicians and nurses who work with them. It will also be invaluable for everyone who wants information about the disease and its course and symptoms. It includes candid interviews with leading gynecological oncologists, nurses, psychologists, and social workers, as well as a range of women who are living with ovarian cancer and tell it like it is. The program's highly practical chapters include an overview of ovarian cancer, recognizing the symptoms, seeking a diagnosis, prognosis of the illness, treatment options, surgery, coping with chemo, hair loss and self-image, care and support, follow-up care and recurrence, and getting on with life.

Silver and Bronze Medals, Summit International Awards
New York Festivals, Bronze World Metal and Finalist Certificate
WorldFest Houston Film Festival, Platinum Award
HeSCA Media Festival, Bronze Award

120 minutes / Color
Release: 2008
Copyright: 2008

For colleges, universities, government agencies, hospitals and corporations

This DVD is sold with a license for institutional use and Public Performance rights.

Subject areas:
Cancer / Oncology, Fanlight Collection, Healthcare, Women's Health

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