Did you know that Ovarian Cancer is the 6th most common cancer in women? 7,300 women in the UK are diagnosed every year. That equates to 20 per day! 1 in 52 women will be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in their lifetime. 60% of women are diagnosed at a late stage. The good news is that 90% of cases are curable if detected early.
What are the most common signs & symptoms?
Bloating, a feeling of being full, pain, irregular bleeding and the urge to pee more frequently. If you have any/all of these it does not necessarily mean you have cancer. However, if your symptoms are:
Persistent: ie. they won’t go away
Frequent: ie. they occur most days
New: ie. they started in the past 12 months
Unusual: ie. not normal for you
You should make an appointment to see a medical professional as soon as possible.
Be aware, there is no National Screening Programme for Ovarian Cancer.