February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Every year, approximately 1800 Australians with female reproductive organs are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The chance of surviving at least 5 years after being diagnosed is 49%, compared to 92% for breast cancer.
The signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer are often overlooked or mistaken for other common conditions. Here at S.H.E. Gynaecological Cancer Group, we’d like you to help us change this.
We'll be running a number of awareness-raising activities during February to coincide with events happening around Australia. Keep an eye out for more details.
Tassie goes Teal - a S.H.E. initiative for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Tassie goes Teal is a S.H.E. initiative, in partnership with the Tasmania Jack Jumpers, for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. We hope that by shining a light across Tasmania, we can help raise awareness, prompting family and friends to seek medical advice, leading to early diagnosis and treatment, and ultimately saving lives.
If you’d like to get involved, light up your home or premises in teal for all of February. Be sure to send us a pic at email@example.com or tag us on social media so we can give you a huge thank you!