Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is observed in September and sponsored by the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly women's cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties. Many women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer have a genetic history that may include carrying the BRCA mutation gene and having a strong family history of ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition raise awaeness that many women do not seek medical help until ovarian cancer has begun to spread. If detected at its earliest stage, though, the five-year survival rate is more than 93%. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often subtle and easily confused with other ailments.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Sponsor:
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
To learn more, visit http://www.ovarian.org
The awareness color for Ovarian Cancer is Teal.