Polycystic (pronounced pah-lee-SIS-tik) ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a set of symptoms related to a hormonal imbalance that occurs in women and girls of reproductive age.
PCOS may cause menstrual cycle changes, skin changes such as increased facial and body hair and acne, cysts in the ovaries, and infertility. Often, women with PCOS have problems with their metabolism also.
NICHD scientists are currently investigating the causes of PCOS, possible treatments, and ways to manage this problem.
Childhood brain cancer combines the gold ribbon for pediatric cancer and the gray ribbon for brain cancer to show awareness for both of them in kids. The month of September is for childhood cancer awareness with the hashtag #GoGold.
The art features a painting of a painting of a guardian angel holding a gold and gray awareness ribbon. The art was created with watercolor pencil and gouache (opaque watercolor) paint on paper.
This art is available on a variety of cancer gifts that can be customized. Below are links for a few items.