Luncheon held to inform about ovarian cancer

Luncheon held to inform about ovarian cancer

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Around 200 Region 8 residents spent their lunch learning about ovarian cancer Wednesday.

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and First Security Bank teamed up to host the Teal Talk Luncheon.

People filed into the Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro to listen to Dr. Scott Dorroh speak.

He said people need to get educated about their health and potential diseases.

"Ovarian cancer is a difficult disease in the sense that right now we don't have good screening methods for ovarian cancer," Dr. Dorroh said. "We do want women to be aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer so that they can tell their doctor."

Danial Reed with NEA Baptist said that is exactly why they hold the luncheons.

"The fight against cancer really starts with prevention and so it's very important to us to reach out to our community," Reed said. "And to be able to offer talks and programs like this that help to bring awareness to various cancers."

Dr. Dorroh said the main signs of ovarian cancer are abdominal symptoms like bloating, swelling, trouble with bowels, urination or vaginal bleeding.

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