September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S.
Teal is the color that represents ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Facts:
Ovarian cancer is the # 1 cause of gynecologic cancer deaths.
Ovarian cancer is the #5 cause of cancer related deaths in women.
Ovarian cancer is the #11 most common cancer in women.
1 in 78 women will develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime.
Every 23 minutes another woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States.
There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer. A pap smear DOES NOT detect ovarian cancer.
I am an ovarian cancer survivor. I am one of the lucky women who was diagnosed and treated before the cancer reached an advanced stage. I know first hand that early detection can save lives.