Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
80% of women cannot name the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Through lack of awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer it can take a long time for a woman to be diagnosed with the disease. A greater level of awareness of the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer is key to earlier diagnosis and improving survival rates.
Women diagnosed in the early stages have a 90% chance of surviving for more than five years but this reduces to 22% when diagnosed in the later stages.
Watch out for these signs:
- Persistent stomach pain
- Persistent bloating
- Finding it difficult to eat or feeling full quickly
- Needing to wee more often
If you’re regularly experiencing these symptoms on most days it is important to talk to your GP as soon as possible.
For further information – http://ovarian.org.uk/about-