March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, do you know the signs?
Symptoms of ovarian cancer include frequently (roughly 12 or more times a month) having:
- a swollen tummy or feeling bloated
- pain or tenderness in your tummy or the area between the hips (pelvis)
- no appetite or feeling full quickly after eating
- an urgent need to pee or needing to pee more often
These symptoms are very common and can be caused by many different conditions.
But it’s still important to get them checked by a GP. This is because if they’re caused by cancer, finding it early can mean it’s more treatable.
For more information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ovarian-cancer/