Attend Teal Tea to raise awareness about ovarian cancerby Carolyn Classen on Sep. 25, 2013, under Health, Life
Information from National Ovarian Cancer Coalition website:
The mission of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer.
More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 15,000 women die annually from the disease. Unfortunately, most cases are diagnosed in their later stages when the prognosis is poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early, when the cancer is confined to the ovary, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent. That is why it is imperative that the early signs and symptoms of the disease are recognized, not only by women, but also by their families and the medical community.
Go to their NOCC Tucson facebook page for updates on this event (click here).
I attended a Healthy Woman talk through Northwest Medical Center on Monday by Dr. Alton Hallum about ovarian cancer, and learned that early detection can definitely be beneficial, which is why awareness & education are very important. He told us about B.E.A.T. to detect this type of cancer:
B – Bloating in the abdomen
E – Eating less
A – Abdominal pain
T – Tell your doctor.
October is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, so support NOCC & attend this tea on September 28. And don’t forget to wear teal (one of my favorite colors).