September 24 was the day Erin Barret gave birth to a baby girl named Edie. However, during the delivery process, the doctor’s discovered that Erin had a six-pound tumor. The doctors removed Erin’s left ovary and fallopian tube as a result and Edie was diagnosed with ovarian cancer the very same day that she gave birth.
The good news is that because Edie’s cancer was caught in the early stages, so her prognosis is very good. Edie is currently undergoing chemotherapy, and will start radiation soon, but unfortunately many women with ovarian cancer are not as lucky.
Ovarian cancer is often referred to as the silent killer because many people do not recognize the symptoms of it until it is too late. That is why Edie has made it her mission to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. It is estimated that one in 58 women will develop ovarian cancer, which is a staggering number. Edie is encouraging people to talk to the women in their family about ovarian cancer to spread the word.
She has also shared symptoms women should look out for including persistent stomach pain, persistent bloating, back pain and changes in bowel habits. Fatigue is another symptom of ovarian cancer. Edie has stated that women who have any of those symptoms should see their doctor immediately.