SEI has wrapped up its September of teal to help spread awareness for Ovarian Cancer. We’d like to thank everyone who participated and close this month with some of our Teal Thursday photos and quick facts about ovarian cancer
As with all cancers, early detection of ovarian cancer is key to survival. When diagnosed early, ovarian cancer patients have a 90% chance of survival.
Although a reliable, routine early detection tool currently does not exist to test for ovarian cancer (like a mammogram for breast cancer or a Pap test for cervical cancer), there are several tests for women who are considered “high risk”. If a woman has a family history of ovarian cancer, a BRCA gene mutation or is experiencing symptoms consistent to that of ovarian cancer, her doctor may monitor her using a combination of tests that you can find at bethedifference.org
Know the symptoms:
- Abdominal Bloating
- Feeling full quickly while eating
- Pelvic or abdominal pain or pressure
- Urinary urgency or frequency
- Changes in bowel habits
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Back pain
- Unexplained weight gain or loss
Here at SEI we want to help spread the word so more women can learn about their risk and take action. Thank you for all those who participated in our September month of teal and remember together we can make a difference!