On Saturday, September 19th, 2015 I participated as a Teal Hope sponsor, exhibitor, and 5K runner in this event at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Several hundred people turned out for the event which was a great success. I encourage others to join me and participate in next year's event.
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition - Connecticut Chapter was re-established in July 2009 and serves the entire state of Connecticut. Ovarian cancer not only affects survivors but also their loved ones and friends. Our Chapter is comprised of ovarian cancer survivors and their supporters who have been touched by this disease. The NOCC - Connecticut Chapter seeks to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Chapter members work tirelessly to educate women and health care professionals about the risk factors, signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer while staying up-to-date on research and treatment options.
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Inc. (NOCC) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, visit us at www.ovarian.org or call us toll free at 1-888-OVARIAN.
Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant or cancerous cells are found in the ovaries. An ovary is one of two small, almond-shaped organs located on each side of the uterus that store eggs or germ cells and produce the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.
* source: American Cancer Society (2014)
** map from www.statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov
Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect because symptoms can be vague and subtle, and are often misdiagnosed as benign illnesses.
Potential signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer:
Other symptoms can include:
If symptoms persist for more than two weeks, women should see a gynecologist.
Tests used to help detect ovarian cancer: