Thursday, September 1

Fighting for the Ovaries!

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month...

You may say... here we go again another month highlighting another sickness/illness where companies will want me to purchase something color-coded. 

Instead of just drinking the koolaid and dawning your favorite teal nail polish, lets learn about what Ovarian Cancer is, how we can education ourselves in detection and how we can help in finding a cure.

Ovarian Cancer is (as described by the MayoClinic) a type of cancer that begins in the ovaries. Women have two ovaries, one on each side of the uterus. The ovaries — each about the size of an almond — produce eggs (ova) as well as the hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

Ovarian cancer often goes undetected until it has spread within the pelvis and abdomen. At this late stage, ovarian cancer is difficult to treat and is often fatal.
Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific to the disease, and they often mimic those of many other more-common conditions, including digestive and bladder problems.
When ovarian cancer symptoms are present, they tend to be persistent and worsen with time. Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:
  • Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating
  • Pelvic discomfort or pain
  • Persistent indigestion, gas or nausea
  • Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
  • Changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate
  • Loss of appetite or quickly feeling full
  • Increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist
  • A persistent lack of energy
  • Low back pain
Here is just one site where you can show your monetary support for research and those fighting the decease.

An in honor of you reading till the end of the post. Nail Art.

Love and chip-free nail polish to you all!


  1. Wonderful! While there are a few polishes that help raise some $ for the cause, the point of Teal Toes ( is to encourage folks to use the color in an interesting way to get noticed and raise awareness. Thanks!