Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This month we are celebrating ovarian cancer awareness by sharing must-know information and highlighting community advocacy efforts.
Myth versus fact
Myth: Pap smears screen for ovarian cancer.
Fact: There is no early detection for ovarian cancer.
It is important to be aware of your symptoms and risk factors because there currently is no early detection for ovarian cancer.
Know your symptoms and risk factors
Symptoms for ovarian cancer can mimic symptoms for other conditions. It is important to recognize symptoms early in order to improve the chances of early detection and survival.
Plus, it is also important to be aware of your personal risk factors. Knowing your risk factors for ovarian cancer can be helpful when monitoring symptoms, talking with your doctor, and seeking a diagnosis.
Join the conversation
Have a question about treatment? Looking for tips on coping? Visit our forums to join the conversations and discussions around ovarian cancer.
Why do you wear teal
As a teal warrior, for a loved one, or to spread awareness? Share your reasons for wearing teal.
The passing of a friend, family member, or community member can be incredibly difficult, but remembering can be a powerful tool. It may take time to be able to share about a loved one you have lost, but if and when you would like to, we are here. This is a place to share any memories of those who have passed, whenever you are ready.
Enter our giveaway
In honor of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we are running a giveaway from September 6 until the end of the month. We are giving away a self-care basket and a donation made in the winner’s honor to an ovarian cancer nonprofit of their choice* so we can continually raise awareness around ovarian cancer.
*The winner will select the nonprofit AdvancedOvarianCancer.net will donate to from a pre-decided list of organizations:
- National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC)
- Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA)
- Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation
Follow us on social media!
We will be sharing and talking about Ovarian Cancer Awareness all month on our social media. Join us on our social media platforms and stay up-to-date on all things awareness month!
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