Every year over 1,600 women in Australia will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which is four women every day being diagnosed in Australia. This has sadly not changed for 30 years. February is Ovarian Cancer awareness Month, and this year we want to make this known to as many people as we can, so we can impact this disease and make a change.
It is important that you are aware of the symptoms, which may include the below:
- Increased abdominal size or persistent bloating
- Abdominal or Pelvic Pain
- Needing to urgently urinate often
- Feeling full after eating a small amount
Remember all the above symptoms mentioned can also be caused by less serious / other medical conditions. However, if these symptoms become persistent and troublesome, see your doctor, they will be able to further examine you and conduct further tests if necessary.
In order to act against Ovarian cancer and raise the awareness this month for women you can, speak with friends and family to make this disease known to then, ask your GP about your risk or obtaining ovarian cancer, learn the symptoms , or you can purchase a teal ribbon and / or donate to the Ovarian Cancer Australia organisation to save women’s lives!
For more information regarding Ovarian Cancer, please speak with your GP and visit the link below for reference.