A 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Northeast Florida founded to help locals with ovarian cancer  financially, bring resources together and create awareness in our community.
In March 2014 Chelsea's mom was diagnosed with stage IIIc ovarian cancer. She lost her battle in July of the same year. After noticing a lack of resources and support for ovarian cancer patients in the local community, chelsea, troy and megan came together to begin the real teal. ,

with zero paid employees, everyone works entirely for the benefit of the patient and the community. 

What to Know

 
There is no early detection test.                    

Pap smears do not detect ovarian cancer. 
 
            80% are diagnosed in the later stages.

22,000 women will be diagnosed this year. 

    14,000 will not win their battle this year.                

Symptoms
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  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Change in appetite or feeling full quickly
  • Feeling the need to urinate urgently or often
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Upset stomach or heartburn
  • Back pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Constipation or menstrual changes
​Factors that decrease your risk:
 
  • Full-term pregnancy, especially before age 25.
         Each decreases risk.
  • Breastfeeding
  • Oral contraceptive
  • Gynecological surgery (tubal litigation, complete hysterectomy, prophylactic oophorectomy)
 
 
​Factors that increase your risk:
 
  • Family history of breast or ovarian cancer
  • BRCA gene mutation
  • Body mass index of 30 or higher. 
  • Age - rates are highest in women 55-64 years of ago. 
  • Women who use menopausal hormone therapy.

Information from cancer.org