Knowing Symptoms Saves Lives
We are dedicated to reducing the diagnostic delay of ovarian cancer and SAVING LIVES.
Ovarian Cancer is the
DEADLIEST Gynecologic Cancer.
The symptoms of ovarian cancer are subtle and there's no population-based screening tool to detect the disease (like a mammogram recognizes breast tumors, or a pap smear detects possible cervical cancer). It's imperative for women, and the medical community, to recognize symptoms of the disease and diagnose ovarian cancer in its early, most treatable stages. To date, 85% of women are diagnosed with advanced disease, when it's already spread through the abdominal cavity.
The Teal Appeal's Mission is Two-Fold:
1). To educate women, and the medical community, about the early symptoms of ovarian cancer.
2). To fund research directed toward discovering effective screening tools and prevention of the disease.