Ovarian Cancer Awareness

01.03.2015

My lovely mum had ovarian cancer. If only I’d known then what I know now and she would have had a greater chance of beating it. I didn’t know the symptoms but looking back, she had every one of them. Even her GP missed it and it was diagnosed far too late. Please take time continue to read this blog, even if you are a male! Early diagnoses will save lives.

To put things into perspective most ovarian tumours are benign. If you look on google at health problems you end up diagnosing yourself with every life threatening medical problem going and end up thinking that the end-is-near!

There is no formal screening available for ovarian cancer unlike cervical, bowel and breast cancer so being aware of the first symptoms is very important.

The following symptoms are a sign that something could be wrong and it is important to check with your GP.

Family History

Other risks

Reducing the risk

 

If you have any symptoms that are not normal for you and the GP is dismissive, keep going back, see another GP if needs be. You know your body better than anyone else.

Knowledge is the bomb, share this with as many people as you can and spread the word!

If you need any more information visit www.targetovariancancer.org.uk, you will also find details on how to fund raise.

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