That's because September is ovarian cancer awareness month, and teal represents that cause.
The statistics are troubling -- one in 58 women will be affected during her lifetime. Early detection is key to survival. Right now, there is no definitive test either.
Elizabeth Isham Cory, an ovarian cancer survivor and the board president of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and David Barley, the coalition's CEO joined us with information about ovarian cancer and how to detect it early.
Signs are subtle:
Pelvic, abdominal pain
Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
Feeling the need to urinate
Upset stomach or heartburn
Pain during sex
Constipation or menstrual changes
For more information about the Ilinois chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, please call 708-763-8477. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org