The M Family Foundation established in 2017 by Dr. David A. Marcantel, Kelly M. McCarthy, and Thomas Meury will continue to push forward in 2020 with a “perfect vision” of advancing the foundation’s mission of increasing education, raising awareness, and providing support to Ovarian Cancer patients. In addition to the foundation’s annual charity event taking place on Sunday, September 13, 2020 (Cancer Superhero 5K and Fun Run), the foundation will lead the conversation monthly on various areas of ovarian cancer. To start this conversation, let’s talk more about what ovarian cancer is.
**Ovarian cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the ovary begin to multiply out of control and form a tumor. If left untreated, the tumor can spread to other parts of the body. This is called metastatic ovarian cancer. The ovaries are two female reproductive glands that produce ova, or eggs. They also produce the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.
For additional questions or concerns about ovarian cancer or to schedule a screening, give us a call at 407.566. 2229. For assistance, information, or ways to get involved with the M Family Foundation, submit an application at MFamilyFoundation.org.