I had a comment on this blog a while back on an article I wrote about hysterectomy and removal of ovaries The comment says:
I realize this article is a few years old now, and being a woman that had my “woman hood” stolen from me at age 27(due to hysterectomy), I do appreciated your awareness on the affects of a hysterectomy. That being said – I must say this article is dissapointing and WRONG in a few area’s. You stated Ovarian Cancer is not common! Ovarian Cancer is very common, it is more common than you are stating and it is article’s like this one that mis-lead thousands of women. I realize that you are probably unaware of this because well, most people are. But, I suggest you do your research before making a statement that is totally wrong.
I don’t usually respond to comments with blog posts because I believe everyone has, and is entitled to, their own personal opinions, even if I don’t agree with them. I make every effort to research my articles and I stand by what I wrote, although I’m always open to constructive criticism and contributions and I make mistakes just like everyone else.
Cancer is a very emotional issue. Every one of us has been touched by it in one way or another, either personally or through family and friends. I was sorely tempted to reel out a series of statistics about ovarian cancer especially in relation to skin, breast or lung cancer but I stopped myself. It’s not a battle, I’m not at war with anyone.
Even if it’s not as common as other cancers, every single one of those women who dies from ovarian cancer is someone’s mother, daughter, wife, sister, aunt, friend…….. Every one is a life snuffed out that leaves a void in the hearts of those who loved them so much and now have to face life without them.
I would not knowingly mislead my readers. I started this blog to share information with other women that could help them to have fuller and more rewarding lives. Being healthy is a very good place to start. Health is wealth as they say and so is knowledge. I have to take a step back when I write so that the information I put across is as accurate, objective and useful as possible. My personal opinions are always presented so that anyone reading will know that they’re mine.
I thank all the readers that have left comments even though I can’t always reply to all of them. Your time and thoughtfulness is much appreciated. God bless you all.