Tie Michigan Teal Campaign
Check out the teal ribbons decorating the downtown lamppost of our City!
Berkley is one of 37 cities participating in a statewide campaign to “Tie Michigan Teal” during the month of September, which has been designated as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Michigan Ovarian Cancer Alliance is sponsoring this event in order to bring awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer since there is no routine screening or a reliable test for this disease.
Ovarian Cancer is the most lethal of the gynecologic cancers and only 15 percent of cases are caught in early stages. About 80 percent of women will have a recurrence of their disease and overall there is a five-year survival rate of 45 percent. This disease affects females of all ages and it is important for women to know their body and know the symptom.
Most common symptoms of ovarian cancer:
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Difficulty eating/feeling full quickly
- Urinary issues-change in frequency or urgency
- If any of these symptoms are new and unusual and occur at least 12 times in a month, see a doctor – preferably a gynecologist.