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Annie Collum, BSN, RN

Annie Collum, BSN, RN is the RIA Manager, Physician Liaison in Denver, Colorado

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July 10, 2018

RIA sponsors Jodi’s Race for Awareness

June 9th, 2018 was the ninth annual Jodi’s Race for Awareness™, the brainchild of Colorado native, Jodi Brammeier. In 2008, at the age of 41, Jodi was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Like so many other women, Jodi was unaware of the often misdiagnosed symptoms and lack of accurate screening to test for ovarian cancer. She made it her mission to raise awareness of the risk factors and symptoms through a yearly run/walk event.

For the past 3 years, Radiology Imaging Associates has been a proud sponsor and participant in Jodi’s Race for Awareness. At RIA, we care about women’s health.

1 in 72 women Colorado women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer annually and there is currently no screening test available for ovarian cancer (the pap smear is for cervical cancer). We want our patients, and women everywhere, to be aware of the symptoms. Though ovarian cancer symptoms are vague and often related to other illnesses, awareness is the first step in diagnosing this disease.

Jodi believed she could have caught the cancer earlier if she had only been more aware of the signs and symptoms. RIA is committed to helping spread her message of information.

Please see your doctors if you have had any of these symptoms for more than two weeks in a month: Bloating, urinary frequency, pelvic pain, and getting full quickly at mealtimes.