Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
This blood marker can be elevated in situations other than ovarian cancer. Fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease can all be associated with elevated levels. Because of these other possibilities, this test is not used as a screening tool for the general population. However, for women at very high risk, such as those with a strong family history or with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, some in the medical community may recommend this blood test for screening purposes.
September’s teal colored events will help to spread this type of information, and great deal more. The more we know, the better prepared we are to catch this disease in its early stages when it is most treatable. The month’s events start soon with Wear Teal Day on September 6. Watch for the teal, and pass along the pointers from the September happenings!