Help BEAT ovarian cancer!
Do your part to BEAT ovarian cancer!
Share these great and informative graphics
on your social media pages!
Share information about the symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer via e-mail as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Here are some ideas:
- Did you know that a Pap Smear does NOT detect ovarian cancer? There is no test for ovarian cancer, so knowing and recognizing the symptoms is key: bloating, abdominal pressure or pain, feeling full when eating a meal, urinary urgency or frequency. Just ONE of these symptoms that persists for more than two weeks should be reported to your doctor (preferably a gynecologist).
- Although most prevalent in women over 50 years of age, ovarian cancer can and does affect women and girls of all ages. All women are at risk. 1 in 72 Colorado women will develop invasive ovarian cancer in their lifetime.
- Did you know that these factors INCREASE your risk of ovarian cancer? Being of Eastern European Jewish descent. Never having been pregnant. Never having used birth control. A family history of breast, ovarian, or colon cancer.
- Women with Stage I ovarian cancer have a 92% survival rate! That's why catching it early is critical! Help spread the word! The most common symptoms are: bloating, abdominal pressure or pain, feeling full when eating a meal, urinary urgency or frequency. Just ONE of these symptoms that persists for more than two weeks should be reported to your doctor (preferably a gynecologist).
At Home and in your Neighborhood:
Pick up some door hangers to share with your neighbors (one side is English, the other Spanish) and spread awareness of symptoms and risk factors!
Ask if you can put up an awareness poster up on the lunchroom bulletin board.
Share information about symptoms and risk factors with your co-workers by providing each one with a symptom card!
Arrange a workplace "Lunch and Learn" session and a COCA staff member or volunteer can come speak to your group about ovarian cancer symptoms and risk factors.
In Your Community:
Put up an awareness poster at your local coffee house or locally owned shop!
Make symptom cards available at your church or synagogue or put an awareness poster up on the bulletin board.
Would your club or organization like to have someone come talk about ovarian cancer? We have speakers ready, willing and able to do just that! Just ask!
COCA has symptom cards, door hangers, brochures and everything you need to raise awareness in September...and beyond.
Visit the COCA office at 8801 E Hampden Ave., Suite 104, Denver any weekday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to pick up your materials.
If you want a speaker for your group, please contact Jeanene@Colo-OvarianCancer.org.