04:17pm Sunday 12 July 2020

Ovarian cancer

Too often it is diagnosed late, when treatment options may be limited.

The earlier a woman with ovarian cancer is diagnosed, the more likely she is to have a better outcome.

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

If you have bloating on most days for three weeks or more it is best to seek advice from your GP.

Other possible symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:

•    persistent pelvic and abdominal pain;
•    difficulty eating or feel full quickly;
•    needing to pee urgently or more frequently than normal;
•    changes in bowel habit;
•    extreme fatigue (feeling very tired);
•    unexplained weight loss.

For further information, click here (external NHS website): www.nhs.uk/conditions/Cancer-of-the-ovary/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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