This Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Bright Pink will teach women what it means to be Ovarian Self-Aware and how to put that awareness in action.
CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) September 01, 2017
During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, national breast and ovarian health organization, Bright Pink, is teaching women to know and manage their ovarian cancer risk through a month long campaign empowering women to practice Ovarian Self-Awareness. Bright Pink defines Ovarian Self-Awareness as “a recognition of one’s personal ovarian health and cancer risk” and calls women to action through two key recommendations – know your family history of ovarian cancer, and know the ovarian cancer symptoms.
The lesser-known sister to breast cancer, ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic disease, often due to late-stage diagnosis. Two-thirds of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die as a result.
“Today, it is more imperative than ever before that women take an active role in their health management,” says Bright Pink CEO, Katie Thiede “This Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Bright Pink will teach women what it means to be Ovarian Self-Aware and how to put that awareness in action.”
Bright Pink’s resources enable women to take a personalized approach to ovarian health management, starting with an understanding of their family history. The organization additionally shares educational content to clarify ovarian cancer symptoms and teaches when and how to speak up regarding symptoms in hopes of enabling detection of ovarian cancer at earlier, non-life-threatening stages.
About Bright Pink®
Bright Pink is a national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. The organization’s mission is to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. Bright Pink’s innovative programs educate and equip young women to assess their risk for breast and ovarian cancer, reduce their risk, and detect these diseases at early, non life-threatening stages. Launched in the fall of 2016, ExploreYourGenetics.org, provides women comprehensive information about genetic testing and breast and ovarian cancer-influencing mutations. Founded in 2007, Bright Pink strives to reach the 52 million women in the US between the ages of 18-45 with this life-saving education. Put Awareness In Action™ at BrightPink.org.