A North Texas based non-profit is turning up the ‘bling’ to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. The disease is often called the ‘silent killer’—taking the lives of some 15,000 women every year.
More than 300 people participated in “Wheel to Survive,” a six-hour indoor cycling event, in Dallas Sunday to raise money for the fight against Ovarian Cancer.
Eleven year old Hunter Keipper keeps a chest with his parents’ belongings — both were dead before he turned 10. Now his grandmother and caregiver is working to adopt her orphaned grandson.
For years, doctors have lamented that there’s no Pap test for deadly ovarian cancer. Now researchers are trying to retool the test for cervical cancer so that it could spot early signs of other gynecologic cancers.
Dr. Crystal Foster joined CBS 11 News to talk about some of the latest medical headlines, including a study about ovarian cancer screenings, the benefits of acupuncture, and hospitals removing sugary drinks.