The Omentum

Understudied. Perhaps underappreciated?

Very few people are familiar with this organ. Many cancer survivors are living without an omentum.

 The omentum has been referred to as “the quirkiest” organ in your body.... 

HELP THE OMENTUM GAIN MOMENTUM!

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Are you a cancer survivor living without an omentum?
Together we can learn more about living without an omentum: please complete this short survey:
Answers Needed ...
      ..... What is the role of the omentum processing salt?
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GOAL:
Empower cancer survivors living without an omentum
... Science takes time ...
 

Science: The scientific process takes time; knowledge builds gradually, iteratively, and collaboratively.

  • Step #1 – Anecdotally, several ovarian cancer survivors report noticing that their abdomen swells uncomfortably after consuming a salty meal.

  • Step #2 – Conduct an online survey with a “Citizen Science” project; the goal will be to have 250 surveys completed by women living with their omentum intact and 250 surveys completed by women cancer survivors living without an omentum; 500, or more, completed surveys in total. 

  • Step #3 – Future, if there is a statistically significant difference, prepare grant proposals to obtain funding to conduct a clinical study focused on the omentum and the processing of salt.

 Question: Does living without an omentum affect the body's ability to process salt? Both individuals with an omentum; and individuals without an omentum will be needed for the success of the informal citizen science project.... Stay tuned...

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Learn about the omentum, possible ramifications of living without an omentum, and some strategies that may help alleviate the symptoms experienced by some omentum-less cancer survivors.
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