About Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer begins in the tissue of the ovaries. This type of cancer has been called the silent killer because symptoms are often vague and mimic those of other conditions, such as digestive and bladder disorders.

The National Cancer Institute estimates 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer this year, 70 percent of which are Stage III at diagnosis. 

Symptoms of ovarian cancer include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Urinary frequency or urgency
  • Abdominal pressure or bloating
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Unfortunately there is no method for detecting ovarian cancer early, so if you have any symptoms that last more than a few weeks, see you doctor right away. If you have already seen a doctor, but your symptoms are not improving, seek a second opinion.  Click here to learn more about Ovarian cancer and the services provided at Levine Cancer Institute.

 

The Teal Magnolias 

The ladies who call themselves the Teal Magnolias are members of the monthly ovarian cancer support group at Levine Cancer Institute.  The group is comprised of current ovarian cancer patients and survivors. Dedicated to finding a cure for ovarian cancer, the Teal Magnolias came together in 2010 with the idea of hosting a Stiletto Sprint.  It has since become the premier ovarian cancer fundraiser in Charlotte.

The Teal Magnolias welcome new faces to the group each month. Click here to learn how to get involved in counseling & support groups at Levine Cancer Institute. Or, contact Meg Turner at (980) 442-2512.

 

Carolinas Ovarian Cancer Fund

The Carolinas Ovarian Cancer Fund is adminstered by Carolinas HealthCare Foundation. Funds stay local supporting cutting edge research involving early detection of ovarian cancer, support programs at Levine Cancer Institute, and community awareness initiatives.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Stiletto Sprint are directed to the Carolinas Ovarian Cancer Fund. Click here to make a donation.