Distributor:  The Fanlight Collection
Length:  120 minutes
Date:  2008
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Color/BW:  Color
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Facing Ovarian Cancer: A Woman's Guide

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Roughly one in a hundred women will develop ovarian cancer. This film is designed for women who have just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, for their families and friends, and for the physicians and nurses who work with them.

Facing Ovarian Cancer: A Woman's Guide

Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death in women. Roughly one in every hundred women will develop the disease, which usually occurs in women over the age of 45, though it can occur in younger women as well. Known as a 'silent killer' because its symptoms may be vague and non-specific, it is often not diagnosed until it's too late for effective treatment. At present there are no reliable tests for the disease the best defense is awareness, and that's where this film comes in.

This ground-breaking program is designed for women who have just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, for their families and friends, and for the physicians and nurses who work with them. It will also be invaluable for everyone who wants information about the disease and its course and symptoms. It includes candid interviews with leading gynecological oncologists, nurses, psychologists, and social workers, as well as a range of women who are living with ovarian cancer and tell it like it is. The program's highly practical chapters include an overview of ovarian cancer, recognizing the symptoms, seeking a diagnosis, prognosis of the illness, treatment options, surgery, coping with chemo, hair loss and self-image, care and support, follow-up care and recurrence, and getting on with life.

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Awards

** Silver and Bronze Medals, Summit International Awards
** New York Festivals, Bronze World Metal and Finalist Certificate
** WorldFest Houston Film Festival, Platinum Award
** HeSCA Media Festival, Bronze Award

Citation

Main credits

Stammers, Kay (film producer)
Stammers, Kay (film director)
Stammers, Kay (screenwriter)

Distributor credits

Media One

Kay Stammers

Media One
Kay Stammers

Docuseek2 subjects

Women's Studies
Cancer
Nursing Education

Distributor subjects

Cancer / Oncology
Fanlight Collection
Healthcare
Women's Health

Keywords

Video; Film; DVD; Documentary; Ovarian Cancer; Cancer; Women; Health; gynecological oncologists; Gynecologial ; Oncologists; Oncology; Chemotherapy; Chemo; Hair Loss; "Facing Ovarian Cancer: A Woman's Guide"; The Fanlight Collection

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