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March is #OvarianCancerAwarenessMonth

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So we want to remind you that when it comes to ovarian cancer, #YoureNotOvaryacting

Every year 7,300 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the UK, making it the 6th most common cancer after breast, lung, bowel, uterus and melanoma. One woman dies every 2 hours due to almost 60% of cases being diagnosed at a late stage

They say that ovarian cancer is the silent-killer – well we say that’s bullshit – there are signs and symptoms to look out for, and ovarian cancer is 90% curable if detected early.

  • Bloating
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Irregular bleeding
  • Pain
  • Needing to pee

It’s important to note that these can also be symptoms of other, less serious, conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ovarian cysts, polycystic ovary syndrome and more – if you’re experiencing them it doesn’t mean you definitely have ovarian cancer. However, if your symptoms are:

  • Persistent – they won’t go away
  • Frequent – they occur most days
  • New – they started in the last 12 months
  • Unusual – they are not normal for you

Then you should make an appointment to see a medical professional as soon as possible. Keep a record of what symptoms you are experiencing and take this to your appointment – this will help make a speedier diagnosis. Remember, there is no national screening programme for ovarian cancer – no-one knows your body as well as you – listen to your body, she knows you best.

To receive your free monthly text reminder of the signs & symptoms of ovarian cancer – simply text OVARY to 70300 – awareness direct to your pocket from The Robin Cancer Trust!

Help us raise awareness, reduce embarrassment & save lives in #OvarianCancerAwarenessMonth by sharing this blog, watching our video and following us online @RCTcharity 🙌

Listen to your body, she knows you best #YoureNotOvaryacting

Listen to your body, she knows you best #YoureNotOvaryacting ❤️March is #OvarianCancerAwarenessMonth – help us raise awareness, reduce embarrassment and save lives – text ROBIN to 70300 to donate £3 and help fund our life-saving awareness campaigns 🙌

Posted by The Robin Cancer Trust on Wednesday, 1 March 2017

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