why teal

Awareness ribbons, due to their ubiquitous nature, have come to symbolize various concerns depending on the colors or the patterns used. It so happens teal is the color that represents ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. It is often referred to as the silent killer because the lack of signs and symptoms. At late stages, ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and is often fatal. 

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For the 24 percent of women who are fortunate enough to have ovarian cancer diagnosed when the cancer is confined to the ovary, there is a 90 percent survival rate. For the majority of women in whom the cancer has spread beyond the ovaries, the chance of living longer than 5 years is only 20 percent!

This is why as an organization we feel that early detection is such a huge deal. Raising awareness of the disease and focusing our efforts on women getting early diagnosis are the keys to eradicate ovarian cancer!