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Organizations teach women about ovarian cancer

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Two organizations joined forces to make sure Region 8 women have all of the health information they need.

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital teamed up with First Security Bank to host their fifth annual Teal Talk luncheon.

Medical Director for Radiation Oncology at NEA Baptist Cancer Center Kevin Collins spoke to attendees about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.

“Bloating, feeling full and being able to eat like they usually do, bladder symptoms because an ovarian tumor can press on the bladder, abdominal pain,” Dr. Collins said.

“They need to know what to look for,” ovarian cancer survivor Shirley Berry said. “That is our biggest problem, is getting ladies to understand what the problem is, what they need to do.”

Dr. Collins stressed that anyone showing symptoms should go to their doctor to get tested right away. 

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