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More than a Thousand Women Band Together to Fight Ovarian Cancer and "Unleash the She"

April 30, 2017 08:36 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- On Sunday, more than a thousand women flooded the streets surrounding RCTC for the 7th annual Unleash the She 5K and 10K Run. The event was put on by Mayo Clinic and the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance.

Their goal was to raise funds for ovarian cancer research. But more importantly, these women warriors took the streets to educate other women of the symptoms of this deadly disease.

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Advocates say there is no test for ovarian cancer which experts consider the deadliest of all gynecological cancers. Dr. Jaime Bakkum'Gamez, a gynecological oncologist at Mayo Clinic told ABC 6 News that women experiencnig excessive bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and/or frequent urination, they should speak to their healthcare provider.

Doctors say the earlier you can catch this disease the  more likely that it will be treatable.


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