Thursday, 27 October 2011

Day 27 of Frocktober: FRock-a-billy Blues


With only 4 dresses left in Frocktober, today I decided to amp things up a bit.

A frock made by a dressmaker who specialises in drag queen outfits? Made from upholstery fabric. Yep, you bet your bottom bippy.

There's still time to sponsor me if you can spare $5, $10 - whatever amount - it all goes to ovarian cancer research. I'd love you long time!

On a serious note, I thought I'd repost information I found on the Frocktober page regarding ovarian cancer, because I am fathoming a guess that most of my readers has a set of ovaries. So let's protect them.
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According to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF), “one woman dies every ten hours from ovarian cancer in Australia.”


For many women with ovarian cancer, the disease is already well advanced when they are first diagnosed.


Unfortunately, there is currently no screening test for ovarian cancer.


Frocktober aims to help improve the outlook for women with ovarian cancer by supporting the quest for a suitable early detection test through fundraising for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.


From the OCRF website:


Early stage ovarian cancer may not have obvious symptoms but the following may occur:

• Vague abdominal pain or pressure
• Feeling of abdominal fullness, gas, nausea, indigestion – different to your normal sensations
• Sudden abdominal swelling, weight gain or bloating
• Persistent changes in bowel or bladder patterns
• Low backache or cramps
• Abnormal vaginal bleeding
• Pain during intercourse
• Unexplained weight loss


The majority of women who experience one or two of these early symptoms do not have cancer.
However, it is important that you seek medical advice if the symptoms are unusual or persist.
For further information, visit www.ocrf.com.au or call 1300 OVARIAN.

Links:
The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation


National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre: Evidence Based Information

source via Frocktober.org

6 comments:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I LOVE this dress, where did you get it?

Gillian said...

Fabulous dress. My favourite so far.

small catalogue said...

Ovarian cancer is the disease that scares me the most. I'm forever accosting unsuspecting housies at work to have them check out my vague symptoms. No history. Just nursed far too many women with this horrible illness. No tests. Too scary. Most patients with the same story; no symptoms. Or only noticed them in retrospect. Even when they knew what too look out for. Scary.

(And Uterine cancer. Scary. Cervical cancer not so. Pap smears. Brilliant things).

shine little light* said...

This dress is A - fricken - Mazing!!!! *s*

DearHelenHartman said...

That dress! I want to grab scissors and cut up the furniture for some fabric to make one of my own. You look super cute in it.

mostly perplexed mama said...

My couch is made from that fabric! GREAT dress!!!!