One tweet, like & pin to spread ovarian cancer awareness
This post is an update from last year’s Clogs and Conversations where I met Carey from Teal Toes. She is truly one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met. She is battling ovarian and breast cancer for a 2nd time. She had to bear not being on her cancer drug when it was no longer available. So many struggles but yet she is determined to beat it for her 2 small children. I believe she will. We met up again a few weeks ago with Susan from Euro Beads and Diane from Ribbons to Remember. We got together to work on ideas for spreading ovarian cancer awareness through our online stores and with one tweet, like & pin at a time.
From Left to Right: Susan from Euro Beads, Carey from Teal Toes, myself – Fancy Scrubs and Diane from Ribbons to Remember
Carey and Diane (who lost her mom to ovarian cancer) travel around and give talks to others at schools, conferences, etc to spread the word about ovarian cancer. They are trying to help young women to know the symptoms early on. The earlier ovarian cancer is detected the better the odds are for a full recovery. Carey is also part of the The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s Survivors Teaching Students® (STS) program which educates medical professionals. You can read more about that on Fancy Scrubs’s blog today. Many patients have not been properly diagnosed in the beginning stages of this cancer. Doctors and nurses could help women detect the cancer earlier with more knowledge.
The American Cancer Society estimates that this year, approximately 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed and 15,500 women will die of ovarian cancer in the United States. The mortality rates have not improved in 40 years. It is the 9th most common cause of cancer in women and the 5th deadliest. Only 15% of the ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed early. There is a lot of room for improvement. If we all could just send one tweet, like & pin we may be able to save some lives.
The Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer:
- Pelvic and /or abdominal pain
- Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary urgency or frequency
- Any of the above symptoms that persist daily for a few weeks should be seen by their OBGYN immediately
Susan’s online bead store and my scrub store have collections of teal products. We donate part of the sales to Teal Toes to spread awareness. Ovarian cancer is not a popular cancer. We spread awareness through one tweet, like and pin at a time using our teal products.
Do you know someone who has had ovarian cancer?