TUCSON, AZ - The Tucson Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) is presenting a Teal Tea in order to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, fund educational programs, honor ovarian cancer survivors, and remember those lost to the disease.
Tucson NOCC's TEAL TEA
September 28, 2013 from 2 - 4pm
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Tickets are $40.00 each or $400.00 for a table of ten. Call 520-229-3303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 20,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 15,000 women die from the disease. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer, so most cases are diagnosed in their later stages when the prognosis is poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early, when the cancer is confined to the ovary, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent. That is why it is imperative that the early signs and symptoms of the disease are recognized, not only by women, but also by their families and the medical community.
Symptoms of ovarian cancer are subtle and are often overlooked. Symptoms may include:
- pelvic or abdominal pain
- trouble eating or feeling full quickly
- feeling the need to urinate urgently or frequently
- The NOCC urges women to see their doctor if they experience these symptoms, especially if these symptoms are new to them and persist for more than two weeks.
About the NOCC
The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that provides public education and awareness about ovarian cancer through a toll-free Help Line, local NOCC Chapters, comprehensive website, peer support, publications, and awareness/educational programs. NOCC mission is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer. For more information on the Break the Silence campaign and to contact one of the local NOCC Chapters, visit www.ovarian.org or call 1-888-OVARIAN.