Teal Ribbon : The symbol for ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers
In the United States, it is estimated that more than 94,990 new cases of gynecologic cancer will be diagnosed this year and an estimated 28,780 deaths nationwide will be attributed to gynecologic cancer in 2014 alone.
These cancers affect the female reproductive system and include the cervix, endometrial, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus and vagina.
In an effort to increase public awareness about gynecologic cancers, Cool Water Cones is joining other organizations nationwide to promote Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month in September.
Gynecologic cancer facts you should know:
* All women over age 18 should have a yearly Pap test (also known as a Pap Smear) and pelvic exam to establish a pattern of gynecologic health.
* Talk with your gynecologist, know how to best protect yourself and your loved ones. Spread the word, “Be aware“.
* On average, every 5.5 minutes a woman in this country will be diagnosed with a cancer of the reproductive organs.