Group encourages Coloradans to wear teal Friday to raise awareness for ovarian cancer

DENVER — A Colorado nonprofit group is encouraging people to wear teal on Friday to raise awareness for ovarian cancer.

September is national Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Friday is national Wear Teal day.

According to the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance, about 330 women in the state are diagnosed with the disease each year.

Ninety-five percent of women diagnosed reported having at least one common symptom associated with the cancer:

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Urinary urgency or frequency
  • Difficult eating or feeling full quickly

COCA said ovarian cancer doesn’t just affect older women.

All women — regardless of age — need to be vigilant, the nonprofit said.

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