Pam is one of the founding members of Ovar’Coming Together. As a survivor of ovarian cancer, she has made it her personal mission to inform others of the subtle signs and symptoms of this cancer often referred to as a “silent killer.”
Raise Awareness of Ovarian Cancer
Join BEE Window and its team of employees, family members and long-time supporters as they participate in the Ovarian Cancer Run & Walk at City Market in downtown Indianapolis. Proceeds from the event will benefit awareness, education and research for ovarian cancer.
Participle in the Annual Ovarian Cancer Run & Walk
Indianapolis City Market
222 E. Market Street, Indianapolis, IN
BEE’s gift to Ovar’Coming Together
During September, BEE Window will donate 1% of every sale (up to $5,000) to Ovar’Coming Together. You can spruce up your home and support a good cause at the same time!
From Pamela J. Faerber (Mrs. George Faerber) Ovarian Cancer Survivor:
|You must be an advocate for YOU! Women tend to dis-requard health issues. We are busy with our husband’s, busy with our career, busy with our children. But IF you have nagging complaints—TRACK them! BE your own advocate!|
Yes TRACK. Get a calendar. Write on each date what your complaint is. Write time of day. Write what you were doing (just after eating, just prior to eating, just upon waking, after working out, etc .etc. If you have consistent symptoms over a period lasting more than two weeks, take this information to your front line physician. Now instead of saying
Ovarian cancer was long labeled the silent killer. But it has been established that MOST women have symptoms even in EARLY stages of this cancer. They are subtle. But feelings most common are: bloating, feeling of fullness after a light meal, frequent urination, abdominal or pelvic pain. These are just some of the most common ones. Most women complain of some sort of intestinal issue. Most women are first diagnosed as:
A Pap-smear DOES NOT detect ovarian cancer. There is NO SCREENING TEST at this time. If you have symptoms that persist, TRACK THEM, see your physician. Ask to have:
IF Ovarian cancer might be suspected, your front line physician needs to be in consultation with a gynecologic oncologist. IF it is ovarian cancer this is the ONLY type of physician qualified to perform surgery!
Ovarian cancer is curable when diagnosed in early stages. It is very manageable in more advanced stages when the initial surgery is preformed by a gynecologic oncologist.
“I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1994 at the age of 44, and while extremely healthy – I exercise regularly, do not smoke, eat the right foods – and do not have a family history of ovarian or any other cancer.”
“I joined Kai Binford and Nancy Hines to found Ovar’Coming Together in 1996. We found studies to show that this cancer often does have subtle symptoms. We want to change the face of this cancer and help women survive this cancer.”
If you want more information, please visit the website below —home of Ovar’coming Together!! Or call me! Pam Faerber
Indiana’s Nonprofit Resource & Education
Organization for Ovarian Cancer