I first met Darcel back in April when she contacted me to do a session with her and her lovely family. (you can see that session here - Darcel) . During our session we discussed doing pictures of her journey through Chemo. Bringing awareness to Ovarian Cancer is something I have a passion for and you can see why here . Some of the ideas we had we werent able to do but recently we got together for a little themed type of shoot. Darcel is certainly a warrior and we wanted to bring a little awareness to Ovarian Cancer as well. I am really pleased with the way the shoot turned out.
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2012, about 22,280 new cases
of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and 15,500 women will die of ovarian cancer
in the United States.
According to the data, the mortality rates for ovarian cancer have not
improved in forty years since the “War on Cancer” was declared. However, other
cancers have shown a marked reduction in mortality, due to the availability of
early detection tests and improved treatments. Unfortunately, this is not the
case with ovarian cancer, which is still the deadliest of all gynecologic
A woman’s lifetime risk of developing invasive ovarian cancer is 1 in 71.
A woman’s lifetime risk of dying from invasive ovarian cancer is 1 in 95.
Please know the symptoms and help spread the word.
Symptoms are Bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or fealing full quickly, and urinary urgency/change in frequency. Please see your gynecologist if you have these symtpoms almost daily for more than one to two weeks.
Please visit Darcel's website for more on her story.
Please Visit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance for ways to help and for more information on Ovarian Cancer.
And now, A Warrior.
(make-up provided by the lovely, Katy Quirk.)
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