Today's guest blogger is Melissa Snyder is the Director of Programs and Community Engagement at Bright Pink and an advocate for young women’s health. She is also a member of Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance. Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while providing support for high-risk individuals. Through our innovative, upbeat programs, we seek to educate, enlighten, and support young women, empowering them to become proactive advocates for their health, not victims of a disease. We help spark potentially life-saving conversations with both medical professionals and young women, teaching them how to determine their lifetime risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer and create personalized strategies to prevent or detect cancer early. Our educational workshops and literature arm women with the information and tools necessary to make informed decisions about their breast and ovarian health.
Now that National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is well underway, we’re spending September working overtime to make sure young women are especially empowered to take charge of their ovarian health. Although ovarian cancer is often referred to as “the silent killer”, there are symptoms for ovarian cancer and several risk factors that can put a woman at higher risk for developing the disease. Through our educational and support programs, we teach young women to understand the symptoms for ovarian cancer, know what’s normal for their bodies, and speak up if they notice any changes.
On September 18th from 2-3:00 pm EST, we’re hosting a live Ovarian Health Tweet Chat. We’ll be talking with the experts at the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, and Ovarian Cancer Research Fundabout the latest in ovarian cancer risk reduction, early detection, policy and advocacy, survivorship, and research. Joining the conversation is easy! Follow us on Twitter@BeBrightPink or sign in to TweetChat.com and use the hashtag #owareness.