Teal Talk Day is dedicated to such a terrible disease as ovarian cancer. According to statistics, every year the pathology is diagnosed in 250 thousand women in the world. Such a figure frightens and makes us act – to gather annually and talk about the disease, to undergo an examination. Of course, such a dangerous disease requires attention not only one day a year.
Teal Talk Day was established by the Ovarcome Ovarian Cancer Foundation. The mission of the holiday is to raise women’s awareness of the disease, to motivate them to talk about it. Every woman should be aware of the symptoms, methods of prevention, treatment. Knowledge can save lives. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is a hidden disease and does not manifest itself for many years, but this is another reason to talk about it.
Facts about ovarian cancer
- In many cases, ovarian cancer begins with a change in the cells located in the fallopian tubes.
- One of the causes of cancer is aging, more than half of patients with this diagnosis are older than 63 years.
- Women who carried and gave birth to a child or take contraceptives are less susceptible to the disease.
- To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor prescribes a biopsy, and the disease can also be determined by a blood test (a high level of the CA-125 protein indirectly indicates ovarian cancer).
How to celebrate
Read more literature and communicate with doctors about the disease. Every woman must know about pathology in order to support her friends, colleagues, relatives. Support an organization that does research on ovarian cancer, either financially or by volunteering.
When is Teal Talk Day in 2022?
Teal Talk Day is observed on September 23 each year.