As part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, nail brand OPI have collaborated with Ovacome, a charity that raises awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer to encourage earlier diagnosis and a better chance of recovery.
Ovarian cancer is often called ‘the silent killer’ as the symptoms are not as well-known as those of other cancers so women often do not receive treatment until they are in the later stages of the disease. Early detection makes a big difference; the overall five year survival rate for women with ovarian cancer is only 44%. If the cancer is caught before it spreads, the five year survival rate jumps to 92%, so awareness really could save lives.
BEAT is Ovacome’s simple acronym to promote awareness of the main symptoms:
B – Bloating that does not come and do
E – Eating less and eating full more quickly
A – Abdominal pail
T – Telling your GP
If you are experiencing these symptoms, act now!
Teal is the charity’s recognised colour, so for every bottle of ‘Teal The Cows Come Home’ sold in March, Lena White will donate £1 to Ovacome in an effort to get women talking about the disease.
The new teal shade is £11 and is available from www.lenawhite.co.uk