Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September 2nd - Wear Teal Day

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. 

Do your part to raise awareness in September!

Wear teal on National Wear Teal Day on Friday, September 2nd and encourage your friends and family to do the same! 

Know the symptoms and share them with the women in your life

"Ovarian cancer may cause one or more of these signs and symptoms—
  • Vaginal bleeding or discharge from your vagina that is not normal for you.
  • Pain in the pelvic or abdominal area (the area below your stomach and between your hip bones).
  • Back pain.
  • Bloating, which is when the area below your stomach swells or feels full.
  • Feeling full quickly while eating.
  • A change in your bathroom habits, such as having to pass urine very badly or very often, constipation, or diarrhea.
Pay attention to your body, and know what is normal for you. If you have vaginal bleeding that is not normal for you, see a doctor right away. Also see a doctor if you have any of the other signs for two weeks or longer and they are not normal for you. These symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer, but the only way to know is to see a doctor. The earlier ovarian cancer is found and treated, the more likely treatment will be effective."
Use a symptom diary to track symptoms

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