Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – March

 

Ovarian cancer is the biggest gynaecological killer of UK women, with UK survival rates amongst the worst in Europe.

Three quarters of women are diagnosed once the cancer has already spread, making treatment more difficult. That is why awareness is so important, to drive forward improvements in detection, treatment and ultimately survival.

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Symptoms are frequent (they usually happen more than 12 times a month) and persistent, and include:

  • Increased abdominal size/persistent bloating (not bloating that comes and goes)
  • Difficulty eating/feeling full
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Needing to wee more urgently or more often

Other symptoms can include unexpected weight loss, change in bowel habits, and extreme fatigue.

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