ovarian cancer symtoms

Thursday 4th March 2021

Did you know March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month? As part of our ‘health themed’ month we are bringing you the latest on a variety of topics. Here we explain why its important you know the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer statistics

The statistics cannot be ignored! Each year 7,400 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the UK. And, 1 in 50 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime.

The importance of early diagnosis

For one in five women diagnosed with ovarian cancer it is too late – they are already too ill for treatment. So, it’s vital that awareness of this disease is raised.

Early diagnosis is essential to save lives. Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity. Visit their website for further information.

Ovarian cancer symptoms

If you are experiencing these symptoms, Target recommend seeking advice from your GP.

  • Bloated tummy
  • Tummy pain
  • Always feel full
  • Need to urinate more

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