March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Over 7,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in the UK, and it remains the biggest killer among the gynaecological cancers – 4,100 women die from the disease each year.
Research by Target Ovarian Cancer shows an alarmingly low awareness of the symptoms among woman over 50 – who are most at risk. Just one in five can name one of the key symptoms of ovarian cancer, bloating. A similar proportion can name a second symptom, tummy pain, and even fewer can name the final key symptoms as always feeling full (3 per cent) and needing to wee more (2 per cent).
For more information on how you take part in raising awareness for Ovarian Cancer this month, visit http://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/fundraising/ovarian-cancer-awareness-month