RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- Doctors call ovarian cancer a silent killer or the cancer that whispers, but Thursday night it was loud.
For Ovarian Cancer Awareness day Lamppost Pizza played host to a fundraising event, all of which was put together by ovarian cancer survivor Heather Deguara. Deguara says she found out she had the disease by accident during surgery.
Right now, there are no effective tests to detect the cancer. Symptoms of ovarian cancer can be vague and not always gynecologic. A swollen or bloated abdomen or increased girth, persistent pressure or pain in the abdomen or pelvis or difficulty eating or feeling full quickly can all be signs of ovarian cancer.
Any woman may have these symptoms for reasons not related to ovarian cancer. But if these symptoms are new and unusual, and persist for more than two weeks, a woman should see her doctor and ask about ovarian cancer.
Lamppost Pizza will donate 25 percent of the Thursday night's profits to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. If you missed the event and wish to donate click here.